DOL’s Anonymous Workers' Comp Rule Chucked

Law360, New York (October 29, 2009, 5:05 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has struck down a U.S. Department of Labor rule requiring individuals who file claims for workers’ compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Black Lung Benefits Act to remain anonymous in public records.

Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia set aside the rule in an order on Tuesday, handing a victory to the National Association of Waterfront Employers.

Under the rule, orders written by administrative law judges involving benefits claims made...
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