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Public Accommodation for Wounded and Disabled Veterans

Injured and wounded veterans aren’t used to worrying about public accommodations for the disabled… until they themselves become disabled. If you or a loved one is working...


DoD to Extend Some Benefits to Same-Sex Military Couples

The Department of Defense will be extending some benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed servicemembers, and will make a formal announcement this week, according to sources...


Justice Department Sues Warren County, NC School District For Firing Reservist

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the Warren County School District for violating a military service member’s rights under USERRA. According to the...


New Stolen Valor Act Gets through House

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the 2012 Stolen Valor Act on September 13th, 2012, in response to the Supreme Court overturning of the 2005 Stolen...


When Assumptions Go Awry: Photographs on the Net

She stood there, pregnant belly with the words “welcome home daddy!” proudly painted across it and displayed for her husband to see. In her hands, the results of the...


Why Servicemembers Need a Power of Attorney

When you created a power of attorney document before your last deployment, chances are good it was a limited power of attorney, and good only while you were overseas. Yes,...


Capital One Bank to Pay $125,000 to Servicemembers Who Were Wrongly Foreclosed Upon

Apparently, the folks running Capital One Bank weren’t up to speed on the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act. And now, they are paying the price. Capital One reached a...


The Stolen Valor Act of 2005

The Stolen Valor Act of 2005 makes it a crime, punishable by up to six months in prison, to falsely claim entitlement to a military medal or decoration. Those convicted of...


Debt Collection Laws – A Field Guide for Military Families

While there are many similarities, there are a few differences in collection laws and practices where military families are involved. The primary similarity is the application...


Understanding the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act

The Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940, the statute currently in effect, has its roots in the Civil War. At that time, Congress passed legislation requiring courts...


Understanding Your USERRA Rights

This one’s for the reserve component troops here – of any branch of service. The military is relying on its Guard and Reserve component troops more than at any time since...