Notice: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) States That Citation of Unpublished Dispositions is Disfavored Except for Establishing Res Judicata, Estoppel, or the Law of the Case and Requires Service of Copies of Cited Unpublished Dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.doris F. Smith, Widow of Reeland T. Smith, Petitioner, v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Unitedstates Department of Labor, Respondent, 86 F.3d 1152 (4th Cir. 1996)Annotate this Case
Submitted May 16, 1996. Decided May 28, 1996
On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (92-778-BLA)
Doris F. Smith, Petitioner Pro Se. Cathryn Celeste Helm, Christian P. Barber, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.
Before RUSSELL, LUTTIG, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
Appellant seeks review of the Benefits Review Board's decision and order and decision and order on reconsideration affirming the administrative law judge's denial of black lung benefits pursuant to 30 U.S.C.A. §§ 901-945 (West 1986 & Supp.1995). Our review of the record discloses that the Board's decision is based upon substantial evidence and is without reversible error. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the Board. Smith v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, No. 92-778-BLA (B.R.B. Aug. 25, 1995). 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.