United States Seventh Circuit

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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.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 12/06/2004
  • Decided 02/08/2005
  • Published 02/08/2005

Judges

  • TERENCE T. EVANS, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, KANNE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • 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.