Mable Ann Hale, Widow of Charles Hale, Petitioner, v. Centennial Development Company; Director, Office Ofworkers' Compensation Programs, United Statesdepartment of Labor, Respondents, 998 F.2d 1009 (4th Cir. 1993)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 998 F.2d 1009 (4th Cir. 1993)

Submitted: June 10, 1993. July 6, 1993

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (88-2084-BLA)

Mable Ann Hale, Petitioner Pro Se. Elsey Allen Harris, III, Mullins, Thomason & Harris, Norton, Virginia; Marta Kusic, Staff Attorney, Tanya P. Harvey, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., for Respondents.



Before PHILLIPS, MURNAGHAN, and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.



Mable Ann Hale 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. §§ 901-945 (West 1988 & Supp. 1992). 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. Hale v. Centennial Develop., Inc., BRB No. 88-2084-BLA (Ben. Rev. Bd. Oct. 29, 1992). 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.