Dottie Mickles, Surviving Divorced Spouse of Andy Mickles, Petitioner, v. Cumberland Collieries, Incorporated, Director, Office Ofworkers' Compensation Programs, United Statesdepartment of Labor, Respondents, 920 F.2d 927 (4th Cir. 1990)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 920 F.2d 927 (4th Cir. 1990) Submitted Dec. 3, 1990. Decided Dec. 17, 1990

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (88-2845-BLA)

Dottie Mickles, petitioner pro se.

Ronald Eugene Gilbertson, Kilcullen, Wilson & Kilcullen, Washington, D.C., Cathryn Celeste Helm, Barbara J. Johnson, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., for respondents.

Ben. Rev. Bd.


Before K.K. HALL, MURNAGHAN and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges.


Dottie Mickles seeks review of the Benefits Review Board's decision and order affirming the administrative law judge's denial of black lung benefits pursuant to 30 U.S.C. §§ 901 et seq. Our review of the record and the Board's decision and order discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the Board. Mickles v. Cumberland Collieries, Inc., No. 88-2845-BLA (Ben.Rev.Bd. July 26, 1990). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.