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Case Brief of OPM, Petitioner v. Charles Richmond (1990)

This is a case brief of Office of Personnel Management, Petitioner v. Charles Richmond - Citation: No. 88-1943. Supreme Court of the United States. 496 U.S. 414. (1990).

This summary follows the standard case brief format, including the following sections: 1) Case Name and Citation, 2) Key Facts, 3) Legal Issues Presented to Court, 4) Holding of the Court, 5) Court's Rationale or Reasoning.

Words: 847, Pages: 2, Subject: Government Procurement Law

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1. Case Name and Citation

Office of Personnel Management, Petitioner v. Charles Richmond
Citation: No. 88-1943. Supreme Court of the United States. 496 U.S. 414. (1990)

2. Key Facts

The respondent, Charles Richmond, sought advice from a federal employee of the Navy Public Works Center's Civilian Personnel Department in 1986 and received erroneous information that led him to believe that he could work overtime as a school bus driver and still receive full disability benefits for impaired vision so long as he kept his income for the previous and following years below the statutory level. As a result, he earned more than the limit and lost six months of benefits, prompting Richmond to claim that the erroneous and unauthorized advice should rise to equitable estoppel against the Government and payment of the benefits contrary to the statutory terms. Richmond was receiving disability annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(a) due to impaired eyesight preventing him from performing his job as a welder at the Navy Public Works Center in San Diego, California in 1981. This statute directs that the disability payments will end if the retired employee is "restored to an earning capacity fairly comparable to the current rate of pay of the position occupied at the ...

Solution Summary

This is a case brief of Office of Personnel Management, Petitioner v. Charles Richmond - Citation: No. 88-1943. Supreme Court of the United States. 496 U.S. 414. (1990).

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