Newport News Shipbuilding v. Elston

Filing 920071113

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 07-1360 NEWPORT NEWS COMPANY, SHIPBUILDING AND DRY DOCK Petitioner, versus DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS; MARY ELSTON, WIDOW OF DENMER ELSTON, Respondents. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (06-0577) Submitted: October 19, 2007 Decided: November 13, 2007 Before NIEMEYER, MICHAEL, and GREGORY, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Jonathan H. Walker, MASON, MASON, WALKER & HEDRICK, P.C., Newport News, Virginia, for Petitioner. Jonathan L. Snare, Acting Solicitor of Labor, Allen H. Feldman, Associate Solicitor, Mark A. Reinhalter, Kathleen H. Kim, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Washington, D.C.; Jennifer West Vincent, PATTEN, WORNOM, HATTEN & DIAMONSTEIN, LC, Newport News, Virginia, for Respondents. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company seeks review of the Benefits Review Board's decision and order affirming the administrative law judge's award of longshore survivor's benefits on a claim filed by Mary Elston pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 901-950 (2000). Our review of the record discloses that the Board's decision is based upon substantial evidence and is without reversible error. Accordingly, we affirm for the reasons stated by the Board. Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. v. Director, We dispense with oral OWCP, No. 06-0577 (B.R.B. Feb. 27, 2007). argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED - 2 -

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