Today the Federal Circuit released four nonprecedential opinions in employment, veterans, and patent cases. The court also released seven orders. Five granted summary affirmances and two dismissed all of one case and part of another. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the summary affirmances and dismissals.
Opinions & Orders – December 15, 2021
This morning the Federal Circuit issued two nonprecedential opinions. The first comes in a case appealed from the Northern District of Alabama concerning a motion to transfer a Fair Labor Standards Act claim to the Court of Federal Claims. The second comes in an employment case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board concerning the jurisdiction of the Board. Here are the introductions to the opinions.
Online Symposium: An Overview of the Federal Circuit’s Most Important 2020 Veterans’ Law Decisions
Guest Post by Blair E. Thompson
In 2020, the Federal Circuit addressed important questions regarding “pro-claimant” policies and rules governing the Department of Veterans Affairs. The court also approved VA’s interpretation of its regulation regarding discharges due to “willful and persistent misconduct” and paved the way for challenges to VA’s internal adjudication policies and procedures manual.