United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims' (Veterans Court) judgment affirming the decision of the Board of Veterans' Appeals rejecting petitioner's claim for an earlier-effective date for entitlement to benefits is affirmed as the Veterans Court gave the petitioner adequate notice of the earlier denial of his claim.
Appeal from: United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Decided September 24, 2009
Opinion by Rader, Circuit Judge.
For Appellant: James R. Barney, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP of Washington, DC, Elizabeth D. Ferrill, Mark R. Lippman, The Veterans Law Group
For Appellee: Tara K. Hogan, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Jeanne E. Davidson, Director, Martin F. Hockey, Jr. Assistant Director, Michael J. Timinski, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, United States Department of Veterans Affairs.