News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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Opinions / Panel Activity

Opinion Summary – Monk v. Wilkie

Last week, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Monk v. Wilkie, a veterans case we have been tracking because it attracted five amicus briefs. The panel comprised of Judges Newman, Lourie, and Reyna unanimously affirmed a decision by the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims that the petitioners in this case did not meet the commonality requirement for class certification. Judge Newman wrote the opinion, and Judge Reyna provided additional views in a separate opinion. Here is a summary of the opinions.  

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Federal Circuit Announcement

Federal Circuit Announces Court Closure on Friday Following Thanksgiving

This past Friday, the Federal Circuit announced an order closing the court on Friday, November 27, 2020, immediately following the Thanksgiving federal holiday on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Here is the text of the order.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – October 26, 2020

The Federal Circuit did not publish any new opinions or orders this morning.

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Argument Preview / Panel Activity

Argument Preview – Veterans4You LLC v. United States

Four cases being argued next week at the Federal Circuit attracted amicus briefs. One is Veterans4You LLC v. United States. In this case, Veterans4You asserts that the VA wrongly invoked the “printing mandate” in 44 U.S.C. § 501 to route a Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) procurement through the Government Publishing Office (“GPO”). Veterans4You contends this approach resulted in a violated of the “Rule of Two,” a statutory preference for veteran-owned small businesses or service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Veterans4You argues that the decision by the Court of Federal Claims upholding the VA’s action should be reversed. This is our argument preview.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – October 23, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case, a precedential order denying a stay in a patent case, and a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case. The Federal Circuit also issued a Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions, the text of the order, and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – October 22, 2020

The Federal Circuit did not publish any new opinions or orders this morning.

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Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

This post summarizes recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit.

Here are the details.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – October 21, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential erratum. Here is the text of the erratum.

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