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BG&A Secures Complete Relief for Michelle Valent in Supreme Court Settlement with Social Security Administration

Today Michelle Valent voluntarily dismissed her Supreme Court case against the Social Security Administration after the agency agreed to a settlement granting her complete relief. Ms. Valent, a disabled beneficiary of the Social Security Act, was fined $126,210 for failing to report work activity she allegedly performed for a family member’s veterans’ organization while collecting disability benefits. But the 1999…

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BG&A Asks the Supreme Court To Overrule Chevron Deference

On August 16, 2019, in the case of Valent v. Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, BG&A filed a petition for writ of certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule or limit the doctrine of Chevron deference. Under the Court’s 1984 decision in Chevron, U.S.A. v. NRDC, courts defer to a government agency’s “reasonable” interpretation of the law whenever a…

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