Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Paralyzed Veterans of America v. Secretary of Veteran Affairs

308 F.3d 1262 (2002)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 32,100+ case briefs...

Paralyzed Veterans of America v. Secretary of Veteran Affairs

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

308 F.3d 1262 (2002)

Facts

The Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Department) heard a case involving a claim that the Department failed to diagnose a veteran’s cardiac illness, resulting in the veteran’s death. The Chairman of the Board made a written request to the Department’s General Counsel to interpret a relevant statute and issue an opinion regarding two questions presented in the case. Under Department regulations, the interpretation of statutes or regulations by the General Counsel was binding on the Board. The General Counsel issued an opinion in response to the Chairman’s request. A brief summary of the opinion was published in the Federal Register. The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) (plaintiff) filed a petition against the Secretary of the Department (defendant) in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The PVA sought review of the General Counsel’s opinion, which it characterized as a final rule of the Department.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Friedman, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 582,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 582,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 32,100 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 582,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 32,100 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership