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Consolidation Coal v. Williams

Close Date: 03/19/2007
Topic(s): Scope of Statutory Rights and Remedies
Status: closed
Date Of Involvement: 01/05/2007
Docket: 06-806

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Is the Court of Appeals' finding that it is "inherently unfair" to bar a 2001 claim for black lung benefits filed six years after a medical determination of total disability due to pneumoconiosis contrary to the time limits imposed by Congress?

Brian Wolfman and Emma Cheuse of Public Citizen were co-counsel for the respondent at the cert stage, and the Supreme Court denied cert.