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Black Lung Victories

The Washington and Lee School of Law’s Black Lung Clinic has scored another pair of victories in the courts. W&L law students argued two cases involving Black Lung benefits disputes at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In both instances, the arguments were successful. Here’s the complete story, and you can find background on the clinic here. The wins are not entirely surprising since the W&L law students prevail in these cases at a success rate about five times the national average. Established at the law school in 1996, the clinic has represented about 200 clients since then.