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Administrative – Coal Miner – Black Lung Benefits – ‘Legal Pneumoconiosis’ (access required)

Harman Mining Co. v. Director, OWCP An administrative law judge’s award of black lung benefits to a miner who worked in Virginia coal mines for nearly 17 years is supported by substantial evidence, and the 4th Circuit rejects appellant mining company’s contention that the ALJ’s reference to a preamble to 2000 revisions of DOL regulations violated the Administrative Procedure Act.

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