DC District Court Throws Out Arch Coal Liability Suit

Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 6:19 PM EDT) -- The D.C. District Court threw out a suit by Arch Coal Inc. over the legality of a U.S. Department of Labor bulletin that advised on who should be liable for certain coal miner black lung claims, saying that the district court was not the correct venue to decide the merits of the company’s case.

The Black Lung Benefits Act provides disabled coal miners and dependents of miners who die from black lung with benefits and prescribes a specific procedure for companies to challenge a determination that...
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ARCH COAL, INC. v. PEREZ et al


Case Number

1:16-cv-00669

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District Of Columbia

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Other Statutory Actions

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John D. Bates

Date Filed

April 8, 2016

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