When it comes to protecting the rights of our nation's heroes, the Veterans Service Group at Finkelstein & Partners, one of New York State's largest personal injury and veterans' rights law firms, takes the job very seriously. In fact, they'll even take it to the Supreme Court.
Andrew G. Finkelstein, the law firm's managing partner, announced this week that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8 - 0 in favor of Mr. David L. Henderson, a Korean War veteran. The court in, Henderson v. Shineski, decided that the right to "equitable tolling," a law which says that equitable issues can be considered when deadlines have passed, is available to Veterans.
Mr. Henderson filed an appeal from the denial of service connected benefits. Unfortunately he missed the 120 day deadline for filing his meritorious appeal with the Veterans Court by just 15 days. As a result, he was denied the benefits he had earned as a serviceman.