6th Circ. Rejects Mine Safety Rule Dispute Over Jurisdiction

Law360, Washington (August 19, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday rejected an industry challenge to a revised U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration rule cracking down on safety enforcement in the nation's purported most dangerous mines, saying it did not have jurisdiction to hear the case.

In a published decision, the three-judge panel ruled that MSHA's revised pattern of violations, or POV, rule is not a "mandatory health or safety standard, rule, order or regulation" under the terms of the Mine Act, meaning it lacks subject-matter jurisdiction to hear the challenge....
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