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Justices Tout 9th Circuit Theory in Benefits Claim

Posted on 11 January 2012 by admin

By BARBARA LEONARD

(CN) – A widow can seek workers’ compensation benefits under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, even though her husband was killed on an onshore oil-processing facility, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

The unanimous opinion confirms a May decision by the 9th Circuit, which became the third federal appeals court to consider the question.

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