No. 90-1989.

936 F.2d 12 (1991)

Earl J. REOPELL, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, Defendant, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided June 18, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jonathan R. Siegel, Appellate Staff, Civ. Div., Dept. of Justice, with whom Stuart M. Gerson, Asst. Atty. Gen., Wayne A. Budd, U.S. Atty., and Michael Jay Singer, Appellate Staff, Civ. Div., Dept. of Justice, were on brief, for plaintiff, appellant.

Douglas H. Wilkins, Asst. Atty. Gen., with whom James M. Shannon, Atty. Gen., was on brief, for defendant, appellee.

Before CAMPBELL, Circuit Judge, ALDRICH, Senior Circuit Judge, and CYR, Circuit Judge.

LEVIN H. CAMPBELL, Circuit Judge.

Earl J. Reopell, whose rights under the Veteran's Reemployment Rights Act (VRRA), 38 U.S.C. § 2021 et seq., were violated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, appeals from the denial of prejudgment interest on the compensation awarded to him by the district court. The only issue is whether, as part of compensatory damages under the VRRA, states found to have violated the VRRA and held liable for back pay and other damages...

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