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Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • May 25

    VA Nehmer Laws Explained

    VA Nehmer Laws Explained
    As with any bureaucratic organization, the VA requires special rules to ensure that veterans’ claims for benefits are adjudicated properly and fairly. In addition, the VA also has been proven to require check-ups to make sure they are…
  • May 22

    VA Benefits for Gulf War Illnesse

    VA Benefits for Gulf War Illnesse
    Many veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom are suffering from multi-symptom, undiagnosed illnesses. This is commonly referred to as “Gulf War Syndrome,” and thought to…
  • May 21

    Reexaminations by the VA

    Reexaminations by the VA
    The VA has the power to reexamine veterans that have been awarded benefits at any time. It is possible that the VA might require a veteran receiving disability benefits to undergo a reexamination in order to determine the current status of…
Rank this Week: 4190

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 24

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Monday, May 25th: Happy Memorial Day! Tuesday, May 26th at 10 am: The Atlantic Council will host the Ambassadors to the United States from France, Britain, and Germany for a…
  • May 24

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Harnessing Militia Power—Lessons of the Iraqi National Guard

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Harnessing Militia Power—Lessons of the Iraqi National Guard
    Editor’s Note: National governments seem to be failing throughout the Middle East. The United States, unfortunately, does not usually have the luxury of waiting until a strong government returns, and building a strong state is often…
  • May 23

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #124: The Modi Government in India Turns One

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #124: The Modi Government in India Turns One
    Last May, the Bharatiya Janata Party won the first majority government in India in 25 years, giving newly minted Prime Minister Narendra Modi a broad mandate to initiate much needed reforms in the country. The question is, how is Modi…
Rank this Week: 56

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • May 24

    New federal rating system for nursing homes could show drop in score

    New federal rating system for nursing homes could show drop in score
    On February 20th, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new rating system for nursing homes which is based on factors that go beyond self-reported data, and will reflect auditing of self reports. Staffing…
  • May 21

    HOPE for Alzheimer’s bill is pending in Congre

    HOPE for Alzheimer’s bill is pending in Congre
    Some members of Congress are taking an interest in the need to provide care planning services for patients who have Alzheimers’ dementia. This proposal could be of tremendous benefit to patients and their family caregivers. S.…
  • May 20

    “Still Alice” — a compassionate film about Alzheimer’s Disease

    “Still Alice” — a compassionate film about Alzheimer’s Disease
    On a very long flight back from Vietnam last week, I had a chance to see the film “Still Alice” starring Kate Bosworth. What a sympathetic and genuine depiction of the distress experienced by Alice, an accomplished university…
Rank this Week: 2263

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • May 20

    Another one bites the dust`

    Another one bites the dust`
    Listen up:  “Every occasion of a proved false allegation has an insidious effect on public confidence, sometimes allowing doubts to creep into when one shouldn’t exist.”  Said the judge on sentencing. That’s…
  • May 6

    How extensive is the Brady obligation

    How extensive is the Brady obligation
    Ask the prosecutor in this case. In re Kline. Military prosecutors are bound by Service rules of professional responsibility.  Those rules are based on the ABA Model Rules. The ethical rule regarding prosecutorial disclosure in the…
  • May 3

    False reports and false claim

    False reports and false claim
    1 May 2015 saw the release of a number of reports and memorandums regarding military sexual assault.  Some initial takeaways (which in my view certain people are either deliberately ignoring or misreporting). No POD, the conviction rate…
Rank this Week: 242

Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • May 12

    Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer = Attorney’s Fees, Overhead, Profit and Interest

    Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer = Attorney’s Fees, Overhead, Profit and Interest
    What Should I Do If Faced with a Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer? Federal contracting officers have broad discretion – within the limitations and allowances of the FAR. But, contracting officers must respond in…
  • May 12

    Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade

    Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade
    Can an Equitable Estoppel Defense Win the Day in Intellectual Property Infringement Cases This blog post will be the first of a series dealing with this subject.  In completing my LLC (Master of Laws) in International Business…
  • May 12

    Copyrights and Work Done for Hire

    Copyrights and Work Done for Hire
    Work Created for My Employer Eligible for Copyrights? When you create a work that is normally protected by U.S. copyrights law, you normally assume that protection yourself, as the creator. But this is not always true. In the case of a…
Rank this Week: 2689

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • May 4

    VA Rule Change

    VA Rule Change
    The time has come and gone for "public comment" regarding new proposed rule changes to the VA's non-service connected benefits program. The benefits can provide much needed relief to seniors struggling to provide for their own long term…
  • Mar 1

    Michigan Vietnam Vets Agent Orange Exposure

    Michigan Vietnam Vets Agent Orange Exposure
    Michigan veterans may be able to file presumptive claims related to exposure to herbicides from their service in Vietnam. In august of 2010, the VA released a list of over thirty (30) presumptive conditions associated with exposure to Agent…
  • Feb 25

    Still Time to Help Veteran

    Still Time to Help Veteran
    In about a month, the public commentary period for the new proposed VA regulations will end. There is still time to help our veterans and seniors that rely on non-service connected, improved pension and aid and attendance benefits. In…
Rank this Week: 4332

Burn Pit Claims

Burn Pit Claims

An analysis of trends and developments of claims arising out of exposures in Iraq and Afghanistan to burn pits. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://burnpitclaims.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Assessment Continues of VA Burn Pit Registry Data

    Assessment Continues of VA Burn Pit Registry Data
    The Institute of Medicine IOM) convened an ad hoc committee to provide recommendations on collecting, maintaining, and monitoring information collected by the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry…
  • May 1

    VA Releases Initial Findings of Burn Pit Registry

    VA Releases Initial Findings of Burn Pit Registry
    The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released an initial report concerning data reported to the Open Burn Registry. The VA's initial review of the data found the following:The vast majority(at 96%) of registry…
  • Apr 15

    Burn Pit Toxic Exposure Research Act Introduced

    Burn Pit Toxic Exposure Research Act Introduced
    U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), along with U.S. Representatives Dan Benishek, M.D. (R-Mich.) and Mike Honda (D-Calif.), introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation focused on supporting the research of…
Rank this Week: 1466

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 433

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Covers legal issues faced by military lawyers, including the law of armed conflict, cyberlaw, military justice, and international law.

http://afgeneralcounsel.dodlive.mil/
  • Apr 2

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    As our readers are no doubt aware, in recent months the Air Force has announced significant reductions to manpower and personnel, and our office is not exempt from these reductions. Due to reduced resources, the General Counsel's office is…
  • Apr 1

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation
    Two public events involving climate change and national defense coincided this week. The first involves Secretary of Defense Hagel and USAID Administrator Shah highlighting climate change's role in increasing regional political instability…
  • Mar 28

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?
    On March 18, the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) announced the milCloud service, a government-operated cloud tailored to DoD needs. Two computing centers have implemented milCloud for DoD’s unclassified network…
Rank this Week: 3337

Military Medical Malpractice Blog

Military Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers the Federal Tort Claims Act, Military Claims Act, military malpractice, military negligence and VA hospitals.

http://www.militarymedicalmalpracticeblog.com
  • Feb 5

    Medical Malpractice Claims by United States Veterans Continue to Rise

    Medical Malpractice Claims by United States Veterans Continue to Rise
    As thousands of soldiers returned home from overseas in recent years, American taxpayers have paid more not just for veterans’ medical care but for a surge in malpractice claims against veterans hospitals. Settlements and court…
  • Mar 20

    U.S. Soldier Kills Innocent Civilians in Afghanistan & The Foreign Claims Act

    U.S. Soldier Kills Innocent Civilians in Afghanistan & The Foreign Claims Act
    The recent horrendous murder of innocent civilians, including women and children, by an Army soldier in Afghanistan raises many questions as to how the United States will proceed once its investigation is completed.  One of those questions…
  • Mar 8

    36 U.S. and NATO Troops Killed by Rogue Afghan Soldiers in Last 13 Month

    36 U.S. and NATO Troops Killed by Rogue Afghan Soldiers in Last 13 Month
    A few weeks ago, two American Army officers were shot to death as they sat at their desks inside the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, apparently by a rogue Afghan security officer.  The killer escaped and has not been…
Rank this Week: 4466

Veterans' Disability Blog

Veterans' Disability Blog

Covers veterans benefits topics for disabled veterans in Colorado. By Spencer & Spencer, P.C.

http://2spencers.com/veterans-disability-blog
  • Jan 27

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?
    TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) is also called IU and Unemployability. TDIU is paid to veterans who cannot work at a “substantially gainful” level as a result of one or more…
  • Jan 27

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?
    TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) is also called IU and Unemployability. TDIU is paid to veterans who cannot work at a “substantially gainful” level as a result of one or more…
  • Jun 18

    Ask A Lawyer: How long will it take for the VA to respond to my appeal?

    Ask A Lawyer: How long will it take for the VA to respond to my appeal?
    Q: I was awarded a 10% disability in March 1910. I appealed it and they received the appeal on May 28th, 2010. It has been over 2 years since I have had any response. Is this normal? A: Two years with no response from the VA on a claim for…
Rank this Week: 4996

Armillary Observations

Armillary Observations

Focuses on appellate law and military law.

http://hlime.wordpress.com
  • Mar 24

    Defense: Planet of Giant

    Defense: Planet of Giant
    Planet of Giants came out last September on DVD, allowing us to inaugurate the second season in proper fashion. This serial may seem a poor candidate for the defense, as its relative lack of action and plodding dialogue meant that ……
  • Mar 24

    Defense: Planet of Giant

    Defense: Planet of Giant
    Planet of Giants came out last September on DVD, allowing us to inaugurate the second season in proper fashion. This serial may seem a poor candidate for the defense, as its relative lack of action and plodding dialogue meant that even its…
  • Mar 23

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker

    Prosecution: The Myth Maker
    Hello again, Mithradates here, and back on the job, sans my erstwhile partner. While I catch up on old reviews, I am continuing forward from my last stopping point, and have decided to post my impressions while they are still ……
Rank this Week: 4536

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 290

National Institute of Military…

National Institute of Military Justice

Covers courts-martial (domestic and international), law changes, military commissions and other items of interest to military law practitioners and scholars worldwide.

http://www.nimjblog.org/
  • Sep 21

    ACS

    ACS
    William Lietzau, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Detainee Policy, addresses the American Constitution Society's "9/11 at 10" symposium, marking t
  • Sep 11

    CAAFlog and NIMJ Blog Join Force

    CAAFlog and NIMJ Blog Join Force
    As of Sept. 12, 2011, the National Institute of Military Justice blog will join CAAFlog in a new blog venture, NIMJ blog CAAFlog.
  • Sep 10

    Action at the CMCR

    Action at the CMCR
    h/t Opinio Juris, Kevin Heller comments on, "CMCR invents the war crime of conspiracy," he begins:
Rank this Week: 1046

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC…

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC Blog

Covers the challenges and opportunities of Base Realignment and Closure ("BRAC") and its impact on the region's business community from a legal perspective

http://wtpbracblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Where Everyone Live

    Where Everyone Live
    This is where the Maryland BRAC-related job holders live.- Brad Aaron
  • Sep 15

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here
    Well, today is the official end of BRAC 2005 and Maryland, while continuing to face many challenges from the consolidation, was an overall winner, gaining jobs (and a lot more traffic).While we will continue to follow the repercussions of…
  • Sep 9

    Ominous News for the Mark Center

    Ominous News for the Mark Center
    The Mark Center - which has been an ongoing source of controversy due to the projected inability of the surrounding transportation network to handle the additional BRAC traffic - is now the subject of a disturbing report regarding its…
Rank this Week: 4710

Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

Covers military law.

http://dreadnaught.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was $5.31 plus…
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was…
  • Apr 24

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay
    As regular readers of Dreadnaught will recall, President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year.  Then the president learned that it may not be so easy to close.  Congress then opposed the closing and withheld the necessary…
Rank this Week: 329

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1986