Unanimous 6th Circuit Panel Denies Petition To Review Award Of Black Lung Benefits

CINCINNATI - A unanimous Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Dec. 17 denied a petition by a coal mine operator to review an award of black lung benefits after concluding that an administrative law judge and the U.S. Department of Labor Benefits Review Board properly applied the 15-year exposure presumption to the miner's claim (Island Creek Kentucky Mining v. Roy P. Ramage Sr., et al., No. 12-3873, 6th Cir.).

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