Charles F. Riddle, Administrator of Estate for Charlesriddle, Petitioner, v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Unitedstates Department of Labor, Respondent, 981 F.2d 1251 (4th Cir. 1992)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 981 F.2d 1251 (4th Cir. 1992) Submitted: October 7, 1992Decided: December 15, 1992

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (89-3826-BLA)

Charles F. Riddle, Petitioner, Pro Se.

Patricia May Nece, Russell Alan Shultis, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.

Ben. Rev. Bd.


Before MURNAGHAN, WILKINSON, and LUTTIG, Circuit Judges.



Charles F. Riddle seeks review of the Benefits Review Board's decision and order affirming the administrative law judge's denial of a waiver of recoupment of black lung benefits awarded pursuant to 30 U.S.C.A. §§ 901-945 (West 1986 & Supp. 1992). Our review of the record discloses that the Board's decision is based upon substantial evidence and that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the Board. Riddle v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, No. 89-3826-BLA (Benefits Review Board, Dec. 27, 1991). 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.