Symposia

Online Symposium: A Review of the Most Significant Federal Circuit Decisions in 2020 Related to the Merit Systems Protection Board

Guest Post by James M. Eisenmann

In a series of precedential decisions in 2020 (and early 2021), the Federal Circuit limited the impact of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act — holding that U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) still may review the reasonableness of imposed penalties and that Veterans Affairs (VA) may not use 38 U.S.C. § 714 to remove employees for conduct or performance that occurred prior to the enactment of the Act. See, Sayers v. Dep’t of Veterans Affairs, 954 F.3d 1370 (Fed. Cir. 2020); Harrington v. Dep’t of Veterans Affairs, 981 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2020); and Brenner v. Dep’t of Veterans Affairs, No. 19-2032 (Fed. Cir. March 9, 2021).

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – March 5, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a Merit Systems Protection Board case, a nonprecedential opinion in a government contracts case, and six Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – March 3, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two precedential opinions in veterans cases, one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, two nonprecedential opinions in Merit Systems Protection Board cases, one nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case, and two Rule 36 judgments. Continue reading for introductions to the opinions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – September 13, 2019

Today the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a Whisteblower Protection Act case and four nonprecedential Rule 36 judgments. Here is the introduction to the opinion and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – September 10, 2019

Today the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in an antitrust case that stemmed from a patent case, one nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case, and four Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the cases with Rule 36 judgments.

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