Opinions

Opinions and Orders – February 27, 2024

This morning, the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion. The opinion addresses an appeal from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims relating to adverse decisions rendered under the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

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Panel Activity

Update on Important Panel Activity

Here is an update on activity in cases pending before panels of the Federal Circuit where the cases involve at least one amicus brief. We keep track of these cases in the “Other Cases” section of our blog. Today with respect to these cases we highlight new briefing in a patent case and recent oral arguments in a trademark case, a veterans case, and a takings case. Here are the details.

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Argument Recap / Panel Activity

Argument Recap – Beaudette v. McDonough

Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit heard oral argument in Beaudette v. McDonough. In this case, the Federal Circuit is reviewing whether the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims erred in issuing a writ of mandamus to allow the Board of Veterans’ Appeals to hear appeals of adverse decisions pertaining to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. Judges Moore, Dyk, and Stoll heard the argument. This is our argument recap.

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Argument Preview / Panel Activity

Argument Preview – Beaudette v. McDonough

Three cases being argued in December at the Federal Circuit attracted amicus briefs. One of those cases is Beaudette v. McDonough, a veterans case. In it, the Federal Circuit will review whether the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims erred in issuing a writ of mandamus to allow the Board of Veterans’ Appeals to hear appeals of adverse decisions pertaining to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. This is our argument preview.

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