In a petition for review of an order of the Benefits Review Board denying petitioner's claim for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act, the petition is denied where the ALJ's decision to discredit the opinions of petitioners' doctors was supported by substantial evidence.
Argued: June 12, 2009
Decided and Filed: July 30, 2009
Opinion by Judge Lioi
John L. Grigsby, Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc., Barbourville, KY
Rita Ann Roppolo, United States Department of Labor, Washington, DC