Hopkins County Coal, LLC v. MSHA, et al


OPINION filed : We AFFIRM the decision of the Commission and hold that the Secretary s request for personnel files as part of his discrimination investigation was authorized by the Mine Act and did not violate HCC s Fourth Amendment rights, decision not for publication. Damon J. Keith, (Authoring) Circuit Judge; John M. Rogers, Circuit Judge and Raymond M. Kethledge, (Dissenting) Circuit Judge.

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Case: 16-3848 Document: 28-1 Filed: 07/18/2017 Page: 1 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT Deborah S. Hunt Clerk 100 EAST FIFTH STREET, ROOM 540 POTTER STEWART U.S. COURTHOUSE CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202-3988 Filed: July 18, 2017 Ms. Melanie J. Kilpatrick Rajkovich, Williams, Kilpatrick & True 3151 Beaumont Centre Circle Suite 375 Lexington, KY 40513 Mr. Walter Christian Schumann U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Solicitor, MSH Division 201 12th Street, S. Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22202 Mr. John Thomas Sullivan Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W. Suite 9500 Washington, DC 20001 Re: Case No. 16-3848, Hopkins County Coal, LLC v. MSHA, et al Originating Case No. : 2009-820 : 2009-821 : 2009-822 : 2009-1441 Dear Counsel: The Court issued the enclosed Opinion today in this case. Sincerely yours, s/Karen S. Fultz Case Manager Direct Dial No. 513-564-7036 cc: Mr. Gary D. McCollum Mr. Marco Mike Rajkovich, Jr. Enclosure Mandate to issue Tel. (513) 564-7000 www.ca6.uscourts.gov

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