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Monthly Archives: November 2012

VA Disability Rating Gets ‘Substantial’ Weight (access required)

A claimant who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder due to his combat experience in Vietnam gets another chance to win social security disability benefits, as the 4th Circuit says the administrative law judge erred by failing to give retrospective consideration to ...

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Insignia Convictions Upheld for Fake Officer (access required)

A former Marine who intentionally misrepresented his military service record in seeking veterans’ benefits and by wearing a high-ranking uniform and numerous medals that he had not earned, is convicted on charges of making false statements to obtain benefits, converting ...

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Roanoke federal courts closed for brick fix

Federal trial courts in Roanoke have been displaced from the Poff Federal Building because of loose bricks on one side of the 14-story building. The building and all agencies within will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to construction, according ...

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Richmond Bar seeks nominations for Tice’s seat (access required)

The Judiciary Committee of the Richmond Bar Association is soliciting nominations of individuals to be considered for endorsement as a candidate for a judicial vacancy in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Richmond. The seat is open due to the ...

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