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Thank you for visiting. I am Carson J. Tucker, an appellate and insurance law attorney.  I use this blog to communicate and engage with clients and colleagues about important court opinions, legal issues and policy.  More about my practice can be found on my LinkedIn pageLaw Offices of Carson J. Tucker on LinkedIn.

I research, I write, and I help people solve problems, and I advocate for them in court, mostly on appeal from unfavourable decisions of the inferior courts. Using a combination of updates on LinkedIn, this medium, as well as direct personal contact, I have been able to succeed by keeping my clients up to date on the most pressing issues of law and policy that interests them, engaging with them early about a case or issue, and coming up with a strategy to try and change it or support it, depending on the circumstances.

I intend this blog to generally cover issues of appellate law, with some more targeted and detailed analysis of cases that are important to my clients and to myself. 

There is no legal advice intended or imparted by this blog.

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Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker Pro Bono Amicus Brief Contributes to Another Victory for Disabled Veterans

Another pro bono project by Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker has contributed to a victory in the Minnesota Court of Appeals. After serving over 10 years in the United States Navy and suffering injuries during his service resulting in a 70 … Continue reading

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Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker Lodges Appeal Defending Sheriff’s Deputies in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Civil Rights Case

The Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker has filed an appeal in the case of Hagerman ex rel Hagerman v. Macomb County, Sixth Circuit Case No. 17-1843, defending several individual Sheriff’s Deputies in Macomb County arising out of a civil rights … Continue reading

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Amicus Curiae Brief Filed Defending Non-Profit Entities from Constitutional Liability in Federal Courts

Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker has filed a comprehensive brief addressing federal constitutional liability for private, for-profit and not-for-profit entities under 42 U.S. Code § 1983. Such claims are especially prevalent in a time of increased privatization of government … Continue reading

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Highway Defect Liability Appeal Lodged by Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker

Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker filed an appeal brief in a highway defect liability case on behalf of Macomb County in the Court of Appeals. More about the case later, but the brief is here: Menard v Imig et … Continue reading

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Another Pro Bono Amicus Curiae Brief

We’ve filed another pro bono brief in the Minnesota Court of Appeals today advocating for the reversal of bad Minnesota precedent previously allowing state trial courts to utilize veterans’ non-disposable, non-assignable military retirement and disability pay to supplement former spouses … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Howell v. Howell – Supreme Court Rules State Courts Have No Authority to Divest Military Veterans of Retirement and Disability Benefits

As a follow up on our bulletin yesterday we provide the following summary of the Supreme Court unanimous (8-0-1) opinion in Howell v. Howell, agreeing with the “friend of the court” brief written by Carson J. Tucker for Veterans of Foreign … Continue reading

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United States Supreme Court Rules State Courts May Not Divest Veterans of Their Military Benefits in Property Distributions Consequent to Divorce

Today, the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in Howell v. Howell, holding in line with the pro bono amicus curiae brief submitted by Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker on behalf of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Operation Firing for Effect … Continue reading

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