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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 pageCarson 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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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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Supreme Court Asked to Reconsider Chevron Doctrine of Broad Discretion to Federal Agency Interpretation of the Law

The Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker has asked the United States Supreme Court to reconsider giving overbearing government agencies broad discretion to interpret otherwise unambiguous law. I previously posted our United States Supreme Court petition in  DCV Imports, LLC … Continue reading

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A New Direction for Qualified Immunity in Alleged Factual Disputes in Fourth Amendment Excessive Force Claims? – Supreme Court Foreshadows Potential Future Treatment

On April 24, 2017, the Supreme Court denied a petition filed challenging the Fifth Circuit’s affirmance of a case in which the district court granted summary judgment to a police officer on qualified immunity grounds in an excessive force case. … Continue reading

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United States Supreme Court Petition Filed in Case Seeking to Resolve Whether Federal Courts Owe Any Deference to a Federal Agency’s Interpretation and Application of a Plain and Unambiguous Statutory Provision.

Another United States Supreme Court Petition filed by Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker. Summary to follow in the next few days. Read the petition here: DCV Imports Petition (April 24 2017)    

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United States Supreme Court Completes Oral Arguments in Veterans’ Pension Benefits Case in which Pro Bono Amicus Curiae Brief was Submitted by Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker

On Monday, the Court heard oral arguments in the case of Howell v. Howell, Case No. 15-1031. I’ve written ad nauseum about this case and the pro bono amicus curiae brief submitted on behalf of Veterans of Foreign Wars and … Continue reading

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