This morning, the Federal Circuit issued four nonprecedential opinions: one in a veterans case, a second in a case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board, and a third in a case dismissed for a lack of jurisdiction by the Court of Federal Claims. The Federal Circuit also issued four Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

Johnson v. Tran (Nonprecedential)

Paul D. Johnson appeals the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (“Veterans Court”) denying his petition for a writ of mandamus to compel the Secretary of Veteran Affairs to ascertain the nature of certain (counterfeit) checks deposited into Mr. Johnson’s inmate trust fund account. See Johnson v. Wilkie, No. 19-7030, 2019 WL 6315416 (Vet. App. Nov. 26, 2019). For the reasons below, we dismiss for lack of jurisdiction.

Goodson v. Department of Veterans Affairs (Nonprecedential)

Leroy R. Goodson appeals a final decision from the Merit Systems Protection Board affirming the Department of Veterans Affairs’ removal of Mr. Goodson for misconduct. Goodson v. Dep’t of Veterans Affairs, No. PH 0714-19-0171-I-1, 2019 WL 3550392 (M.S.P.B. July 29, 2019). For the following reasons, we vacate and remand.

Harvey v. United States (Nonprecedential)

Michael Harvey appeals a judgment of the United States Court of Federal Claims (“Claims Court”) dismissing his complaint for lack of jurisdiction and failure to state a claim. See Harvey v. United States, 149 Fed. Cl. 751 (2020). For the reasons discussed below, we affirm.

Rule 36 Judgments