Case Summaries

Cases Presented by the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA)

Decision Date:  6/03/2015
Citation Nr: 1523384. VA's refusal to accept Veteran's claim of entitlement to service-connection for low back disability, left leg disability, and other ailments rejected.  VA ordered to reopen claim of entitlement to service connection for low back, left leg, right leg and other claimed disabilities.

Decision Date:  6/12/2014
Citation Nr: 1426786.  VA's superficial treatment of information provided by Veteran noted and VA ordered to thoroughly review assertions made by Veteran regarding entitlement to service connection for diabetes mellitus, type II and entitlement to total evaluation based on individual unemployability due to service-connected disabilities (TDIU).

Decision Date:  3/11/2014
Citation Nr: 1409669.  VA ordered to review medical evidence in support of Veteran's claim of entitlement to an initial compensable rating for hepatitis C and entitlement to a TDIU rating by reason of service-connected disability to include an extraschedular basis pursuan to 38 C.F.R. Section 4.16(b) (2013).

Veterans Groups Challenge Legality of VA Form 21-0958 
(Notice of Disagreement)

October 8, 2015
Veterans groups presented oral arguments to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  The American Legion, the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates (NOVA), and the Veterans Justice Group explained to the Court why and how VA's March 24, 2015 imposition of mandatory use of Form 21-0958 for NODs is illegal.

Robert B. Goss, of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. , assisted in preparing the petition which enabled NOVA to present its October 8, 2015 oral arguments in Appeal No. 2015-7025.  You can hear the attorneys for each appeal here:  CAFC

The cases are:
  • Appeal No. 2015-7021 (Veterans Justice Group, LLC v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs)
  • Appeal No. 2015-7025 (National Org of Veterans Advoc v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs)
  • Appeal No. 2015-7061 (The American Legion v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs)

Justia Military Law Opinion Summaries

  • Mulder v. McDonald Mulder served in the Army for three separate periods between 1982 and 1994, accumulating about two years of honorable service. In 1998, the VA ....
  • Slusher v. Shelbyville Hosp. Corp. Slusher, an orthopedic surgeon and military reservist, worked at Heritage, a small hospital in Shelbyville, Tennessee, through a staffing service, on ....
  • Nat’l Fed’n of Fed. Employees v. Dep’t of the Army The National Federation of Federal Employees Local 1442 filed a group grievance on behalf of 138 NFFE bargaining unit employees at Letterkenny Army ....

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