Tag Archives: Service

FCOA Precedent Alert: Saunders v. Wilkie, #2017-1466 (A Veteran can service connect stand-alone pain)

What is the Deep Issue in the Case? This case involves the question of whether a veteran can service connect stand alone pain as  a disability for the purposes of VA disability compensation.  The basic VA disability compensation statute is … Continue reading

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Failure to Disclose Pre-Filing Service Contract == Inequitable Conduct

by Dennis Crouch In Energy Heating v. Heat On-The-Fly, the Federal Circuit affirmed the lower court’s holding that Heat On-The-Fly’s U.S. Patent No. 8,171,993 is unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. The underlying invention involves a portable system for preparing a heated … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Rules Veterans Can Seek Benefits for Pain Related to Service

Kristina Derro, Esq. For 19 years, lower court precedent has prevented veterans from obtaining disability benefits based on pain alone. The Department of Veterans Affairs has, until this federal holding, required that pain be attributed to a specific medical diagnosis. … Continue reading

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Florida Public Service Commission Allows Solar Company to Offer Residential Solar Equipment Leases

On April 20, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) met to review a petition for a declaratory statement filed by Sunrun, Inc. The petition sought a declaratory statement that Sunrun residential solar equipment leases did not constitute a sale of … Continue reading

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Internal Revenue Service Guidelines and retirement advisory opinion letters

The Internal Revenue Service has begun issuing opinion/advisory letters for pre-approved defined benefit retirement plans restated for the 2012 Cumulative List, and changes the pre-approved plan program for cash balance plans.The NY State Employees' Retirement System and the NY State Teachers' … Continue reading

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