Greene v. King James Coal Mining, Inc., No. 08-4094 - U.S. Sixth Circuit
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Greene v. King James Coal Mining, Inc., No. 08-4094

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.

Read Greene v. King James Coal Mining, Inc., No. 08-4094

Appellate Information

Argued: June 12, 2009

Decided and Filed: July 30, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Lioi

Counsel

For Petitioner:

John L. Grigsby, Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc., Barbourville, KY

For Respondents:

Rita Ann Roppolo, United States Department of Labor, Washington, DC

Ronald Eugene Gilbertson, K & L Gates LLP, Washington, DC