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Barnhart v. Sigmon Coal Co.

Docket No.: 00-1307
Certiorari Granted: Apr 23 2001
Argued: November 7, 2001
Decided: February 19, 2002

Topics:

26 U.S.C. 9701, Economic Activity, Nongovernmental Liability, ADA, Article I, Benefit Plans, Bivens action, ERISA, Eighth Amendment, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Federal Tort Claims, Medicare, Natural Resources, preemption, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security v. Sigmon Coal Company, Inc., et al.
Petitioner: Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security
Respondent: Sigmon Coal Company, Inc., et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Citation: 226 F.3d 291
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security
v.
Sigmon Coal Company, Inc., et al.
534 U.S. 438 (2002)
Question:

Does the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 permit the Commissioner of Social Security to assign retired miners to the successors in interest of out-of-business signatory operators?

Barnhart v. Sigmon Coal Co.
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 7, 2001

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Sigmon Coal Co., 3 vote(s) against
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