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FREEMAN UNITED COAL MINING CO. v. SUMMERS, 01-1430

Under the Black Lung Benefits Reform Act, 30 USC 911 et seq., a miner who intermittently labored underground or in buildings located atop subterranean coal mines, "worked" in a coal mine for the 15-year presumption to apply.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/15/2001
  • Published 11/15/2001

Judges

  • COFFEY, Circuit Judge., Before COFFEY, EASTERBROOK and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • John Arthur Washburn (argued), Gould & Raner, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard J. Fiore, Dept. of Labor, Chicago, IL, Steven D. Breeskin, Barry H. Joyner, Dept. of Labor, Washington, DC, for Respondent Shelby Hallmark., Thomas E. Johnson, Anne M. Davis (argued), Johnson, Jones, Snelling & Gilbert, Chicago, IL, for Respondent Herman E. Summers.
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