Maritime Worker Not Entitled to Damages under 905(b) or Warranty of Seaworthiness

Section 905(b) of the LHWCA permits an injured maritime worker to bring suit against a vessel owner for negligence. In Scindia Steam Navigation Co.... More

11th Circuit Addresses Maritime Salvage Case Arising out of Marina Fire

Under the law of salvage in general maritime law, a person who recovers another person’s ship or cargo after peril or loss at sea... More

No Punitive Damages Under Jones Act or General Maritime Law

Plaintiff, John Paul Jones, Jr., brought suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana for damages pursuant to the Jones... More

No Expansion of the Longshoreman Definition

Coming before the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals  was the question of whether the Claimant was covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation... More

Limitation of Liability Claim Dismissed as Time Barred

The Limitation Act allows a vessel owner to limit liability for damage or injury to the value of the vessel or the owner’s interest... More

Geographical Proximity is Not the Only Factor in Deciding OCSLA Jurisdiction

Robert Lewis, Jr. filed suit under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), alleging injuries to his left elbow, cervical spine, and lumbar spine as... More

New District Director for the Sixth Compensation District

Kristina Hall, a longtime Claims Examiner in the Jacksonville office of OWCP, has been named as the new District Director for the Sixth Compensation... More

Waiver of Registered Mail Service Approved by OWCP

OWCP, DLHWC has issued Industry Notice 152 effective June 10, 2015, which allows electronic service of notices and orders to longshore stakeholders. First proposed... More

No Cause of Action Against Coworker’s Lending Employer

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently issued an interesting decision applying the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act’s borrowed... More

Mineral Lessee Does Not Have a Duty to Police the Waterways it Leases

In June 2014, Danny Luke was checking his crab traps when his skiff struck a submerged piling.  Mr. Luke’s vessel was damaged by the... More