Supreme Court of Michigan Vacates Judgment of Court of Appeals in Veterans’ Disability Case Handled by Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker

The Michigan Supreme Court issued an order summarily vacating the judgment of a state appellate court, which had ruled against a veteran represented by the Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker. The Court remands to the Court of Appeals to apply the ruling by the United States Supreme Court in Howell v. Howell, a case in […]

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 percent disability rating, Retired Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Mark Mattson’s wife filed for divorce. […]

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 case filed by the estate of a pre-trial detainee who was murdered by another pre-trial […]

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 services, and litigation and liability can lead to enormous costs in the way not only […]

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 for their losses when the Veterans Administration reduces their automatic entitlement because the veteran receives […]

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 Wars and Operation Firing for Effect. On May 15, 2017, the United States Supreme Court […]