Cobra Natural Resources, LLC v. Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission, 742 F.3d 82(4th Cir. 2014)

Lead counsel in defense of a West Virginia coal company which allegedly had terminated the employment of a miner in violation of § 105(c) of the federal Mine Act. In addition to ultimately successfully defending Cobra Natural Resources on the merits of the complainant’s claims, handled an appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of whether a Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission decision granting temporary reinstatement to a coal miner is immediately appealable by the coal operator under the collateral order doctrine.