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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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Economic Loss Rule Bars ‘Trimboard’ Suit (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds dismissal of a putative class action complaint filed by plaintiff homeowners alleging defendant Louisiana-Pacific Corporation negligently designed and manufactured Trimboard, a composite building product used for exterior trim in homes plaintiffs purchased. The district court dismissed ...

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