Middleton v. McDonald

Petition for certiorari denied on October 6, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1342 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether a veteran whose disability picture “more nearly approximates,” 38 C.F.R. § 4.7, but “does not satisfy” the criteria required for a higher rating is ineligible for that higher rating.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 5 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 6, 2014)
May 30 2014Waiver of right of respondent Sloan D. Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs to respond filed.
Jun 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.
Jun 4 2014Brief amici curiae of The American Legion, and Vietnam Veterans of America filed.
Jun 12 2014Response Requested . (Due July 14, 2014)
Jul 10 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 13, 2014.
Aug 13 2014Brief of respondent Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs in opposition filed.
Aug 27 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 6 2014Petition DENIED.
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