This morning, the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case addressing a claim for a service-connected disability. Late yesterday and today, the court also released three nonprecedential orders dismissing appeals and a Rule 36 summary affirmance. Here is the introduction to the opinion and links to the dismissals and the summary affirmance.

Thornton v. McDonough (Nonprecedential)

Norman F. Thornton appeals from the final decision of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (“Veterans Court”) affirming the decision of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (“Board”), which denied his claim for a rating above 50% for his service-connected disability from post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”). Thornton v. McDonough, No. 20-0882, 2021 WL 2389702 (Vet. App. June 11, 2021). For the reasons set forth below, we affirm the final decision of the Veterans Court.


Rule 36 Judgment