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Assignments of responsibility for health care premiums under the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 were not unconstitutional as applied to plaintiff companies.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/24/2002
  • Published 09/24/2002


  • Before SLOVITER, NYGAARD and McKEE, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • David J. Laurent (Argued), Babst, Calland, Clemens and Zomnir, P.C., Pittsburgh, PA, for Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Peter Buscemi (Argued), Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, DC, John R. Mooney, Elizabeth A. Saindon, Mooney, Green, Gleason, Baker, Gibson & Saindon, P.C., Washington, DC, David W. Allen, Office of the General Counsel, UMWA Health and Retirement Funds, Washington, DC, for Appellees, Trustees of the UMWA Combined Benefit Funds., David W. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General, Harry Litman, United States Attorney, Mark B. Stern, Jeffrey Clair (Argued), Attorneys, Civil Division, Washington, DC, for the Federal Appellee, Commissioner of Social Security.
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