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NVLSP Pleased Supreme Court Sides with Veterans in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. USA

Decision Directs VA to Give Preference to Veteran-owned Businesses

In Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States of America, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a service-disabled veteran-owned small business in a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The lawsuit was over the VA’s failure to comply with Public Law 109-461, commonly referred to as “Veterans First.” [more]

Released 6/17/16 | Tags: Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)

Congressman Rouzer Introduces Bill to Protect Combat-Injured Veterans’ Severance Pay

Bill seeks to recover $78 million in wrongfully-taxed severance payments

Congressman David Rouzer recently introduced H.R. 5015, the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016, to ensure veterans who suffered service-ending combat-related injuries are not being wrongfully taxed on their severance packages from the Department of Defense (DoD). Under federal law, veterans who suffer combat-related injuries and who are separated from the military are not supposed to be taxed on the one-time lump sum disability severance payment they receive from the DoD. However, due to an accounting error, more than $78 million is owed to an estimated 14,000 veterans. [more]

Released 5/17/16 | Tags: Congressional Legislation

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Legal Issues Facing Our Veterans

Released 9/19/16 at Legal Talk Network | Tags: Staff, Veteran's Benefits

NVLSP attorney and Navy veteran Rick Spataro was interviewed by Legal Talk Network for their podcast on assisting veterans and the legal issues they face, along with Robert Liscord of Pine Tree Legal Assistance. They discuss the daily legal issues facing veterans and how the legal community is making strides in assisting #veterans. [more]

Ogletree Snags Ex-Morgan Lewis Employment Pro In Dallas

Released 8/9/16 at Law360 | Tags: Supporters

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC announced Tuesday that it has snagged a former Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP labor and employment partner to join its Dallas office, expanding the firm's litigation capabilities. Ellen Perlioni, who is joining the firm as an of counsel attorney after more than eight years with Morgan Lewis, told Law360 on Tuesday that it was after a friend from law school approached her with the opportunity that she first considered switching firms and moving to Ogletree Deakins. She's also worked with the National Veterans Legal Services Program doing advocacy work for veterans to receive combat-related special compensation. [more]

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