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Doctor Reports Nondisclosure Is Not Black Lung ‘Fraud’ (access required)

A coal company’s failure to disclose two pathologists’ reports diagnosing a miner’s  “complicated pneumoconiosis” to the company’s expert pathologists, thereby depriving the miner and his widow of a decade’s worth of black lung benefits, did not amount to a fraud on the court and the 4th Circuit affirms judgment for the coal company. The miner’s widow ...

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