Regulatory Roundup

Paying the Piper May Become More Difficult

Paying the Piper May Become More Difficult

- Mar 01, 2012

    A few new developments suggest that Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) civil penalties — which increased enormously starting in ...

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DOL regulatory agenda holds a few surprises

DOL regulatory agenda holds a few surprises

- Jan 30, 2012

On Jan. 20, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its “Fall 2011” semi-annual regulatory agenda, covering the Mine ...

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New mine safety legislation could lead to bipartisan action

New mine safety legislation could lead to...

- Jan 02, 2012

            With the New Year comes a new round of legislative proposals affecting mine safety and health. Although legislative action was ...

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E-news exclusive: Is the federal gas tax obsolete?

E-news exclusive: Is the federal gas tax...

- Dec 13, 2011

The 1970s marked the first time Americans rushed in a panic to buy fuel-efficient foreign import automobiles. Long lines ...

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MSHA Flagrant Violation Policy Invalidated

MSHA Flagrant Violation Policy Invalidated

- Dec 02, 2011

A stunning ruling from an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) on Nov. 28, 2011, has undercut the legitimacy of the Mine Safety ...

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No Equal Access to Justice Act Fees for Case Resolved Before Trial

No Equal Access to Justice Act Fees for Case...

- Nov 01, 2011

It seems that, at least several times a month, I am asked by small mine operators, if they win a ...

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

- Oct 03, 2011

by Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP Just when it seems that reason is being injected into the mine safety litigation process, ...

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Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission addresses contractor liability issues

Federal Mine Safety & Health Review...

- Aug 30, 2011

  by Adele L. Abrams, president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. One of the more frustrating legal issues ...

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Court of Appeals Rules Section 103(k) Orders Can Be Challenged

Court of Appeals Rules Section 103(k) Orders...

AggMan Staff - Aug 01, 2011

  by Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP On June 10, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, overruled the Federal Mine ...

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ALJ weighs in on operator’s side in scale dispute

ALJ weighs in on operator’s side in scale...

AggMan Staff - Jul 01, 2011

by Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP         For the second time in less than a year, an Administrative Law Judge has held ...

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