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Military malpractice and negligence: claims against the government

Although many readers of this blog might reasonably believe that it is impossible for active-duty military servicemembers, veterans and military dependants to bring legal claims against the federal government for personal injuries suffered through the negligent acts or omissions of government actors, that is not true.

Federal appeal of adverse military decision: role of legal counsel

Some readers of our blog might reasonably think that military and civilian law never intersect, that is, that there is never any interplay between the treatment accorded a servicemember under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the civilian court system.

A look at military courts-martial panel selection

Fundamental fairness in the American legal system requires that juries in criminal trials be fairly selected, with jurors being free of taint as regards prejudicial views against a defendant that might unlawfully influence a judicial outcome (indeed, Article VI of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution refers to a defendant's right to an "impartial jury" in all criminal prosecutions).

About that error in your military records: How do you fix it?

Imagine this obviously frightening and even harrowing scenario: While perusing your DD Form 214 and other discharge-related documents following termination of your military service and while readying your resume for civilian employment, you find one or more material errors that convey adverse personal information.

Can an informal Physical Evaluation Board evaluation be appealed?

The answer to the headline question posed above is that, yes, an informal military Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) determination may be appealed by a servicemember who disagrees with findings that materially affect his or her military career.

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