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Administrative – Black Lung Benefits – Statutory Presumption – Lawyer’s Hourly Rate (access required)

Medical tests raised the question of cancer as the diagnosis for a mass in a coal miner’s lungs, but additional tests also showed pneumoconiosis, and the 4th Circuit affirms the ALJ’s decision to award federal black lung benefits to the miner; however, the court remands for reconsideration of the award of attorney’s fees, which cannot ...

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