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Black Lung Clinic Wins Case in Third Circuit Court of Appeals Haley Carter '24L argued the case as a student attorney in the clinic.

haleycarter-800x533 Black Lung Clinic Wins Case in Third Circuit Court of AppealsHaley Carter ’24L

As reported in April, 2024 graduate Haley Carter argued a case in March before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Just a few weeks after her appearance, the Court ruled in favor of her client.

Carter appeared before the Court as a student attorney in W&L’s Black Lung Clinic. The clinic represents coal miners diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung disease, in their pursuit of benefits from the coal companies they worked for. The clinic took the case last summer after the Benefits Review Board and the Administrative Law Judge has already decided in favor of the miner and the mining company’s appeal was accepted by the Third Circuit. Following the argument at the Third Circuit, the Court denied the employer’s petition for review.

Carter, who graduated magna cum laude on May 10, received the A. H. McLeod-Ross Malone Award for distinction in oral advocacy. You can read more about the case and Carter in our earlier story.

W&L Law Student Argues Case before Third Circuit Court of Appeals

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