Government Tells Court Black Lung Case Lacks Error, Broad Importance

(August 18, 2015, 12:14 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) created a new claim for a widow under the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) and does not require reopening her previously rejected case, the government told the U.S. Supreme Court July 27 in urging it to reject review (Peabody Coal Co. v. Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, United States Department of Labor and Eva Elizabeth Hill, No. 14-1278, U.S. Sup.; 2015 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 2506).

(Response available. Document #93-150819-029B.)

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