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Veterans Can Now Be Service-Connected for Obesity

Veterans Can Now Be Service-Connected for Obesity

On August 26, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) delivered a landmark decision – Larson v. McDonough – determining that obesity can be a service-connected disability if it results in functional impairment of earning capacity.
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U.S. Court of Appeals for Vet Claims Annual Report Findings

U.S. Court of Appeals for Vet Claims Annual Report Findings

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims issued its Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2020, which ran from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020. The report paints a discouraging picture of a court stretched to its limits, where appellants face long wait times for...



Legal Update: No Statute of Limitations for Military Rape Victims 

Legal Update: No Statute of Limitations for Military Rape Victims 

Veteran victims of military rape achieved a huge win Thursday in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a statute of limitations will not protect military members charged with rape. The unanimous ruling reinstated the military rape convictions of Lt. Col. Michael Briggs and two other Air Force members,...




Whistleblowers Help Expose Military Contractors Funding Terrorists

Whistleblowers Help Expose Military Contractors Funding Terrorists

Our country spent $89 billion dollars on contractors in Afghanistan for over eight years. However, some of those funds have not been used for their intended purpose. Devastated war zones like some areas of Afghanistan and Iraq have been fertile terrain for corrupt contractors to emerge....