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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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No APA Challenge to ACA’s IRS Reg (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiffs’ suit alleging an IRS regulation that extends eligibility for premium assistance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act to individuals who purchase health coverage through federally-facilitated exchanges exceeds the IRS’s statutory authority, is arbitrary ...

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