GULLEY v. SAHARA COAL TRUST, 04-1427, 04-1645
In a suit for disability benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act, recovery is precluded where plaintiff-coal miner was forced to stop working due to his blindness, not black lung disease.
- Submitted 12/06/2004
- Decided 02/08/2005
- Published 02/08/2005
- TERENCE T. EVANS, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, KANNE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Frederick Turner, Jr., Golconda, IL, for Petitioner., Thomas O. Shepherd, Jr., Washington, DC, Benefits Review Board., Evalene Gulley, Harrisburg, IL, pro se.
- For Appellees:
- Laura M. Klaus, Greenberg Traurig, Michelle S. Gerdano, Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, for Respondents.