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Survivor’s Benefits Awarded for Miner’s COPD (access required)

After 16 years of fighting for black lung survivor’s benefits, a miner’s widow wins benefits in the 4th Circuit’s latest remand of her case; the miner’s COPD qualified as pneumoconiosis and contributed to his death. Claimant’s husband received black lung ...

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Professor’s Emails ‘Proprietary’ Under VFOIA (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia says a trial court did not err in denying appellants’ request for disclosure of certain emails involving a former University of Virginia professor’s climate change research as “proprietary” information protected under a Virginia Freedom of ...

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Agency May Regulate Restaurant Floating Platform (access required)

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission is empowered to regulate the expansion of the Chincoteague Inn’s restaurant operations onto a floating platform secured alongside its building and situated partially over state-owned subaqueous bottomland; the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the contrary ...

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