D.C. Circuit Rules No Intentional Tort Exception Under Defense Base Act

On June 2, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that there is no intentional tort exception... More

OWCP Issues Updated Forms LS-207 and LS-208

OWCP has revised its mandatory Forms LS-207, Notice of Controversion, and LS-208, Notice of Final Payment or Suspension of Compensation Payments. The changes are... More

Employer’s Lax Investigation into Crew Member’s Maintenance and Cure Claim Ends up Costing Big

If a seaman becomes ill or is injured while in the service of the vessel, then the shipowner owes the seaman maintenance and cure... More

Liability for Medical Malpractice

The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (Alabama, Florida and Georgia) has opened the door to a potential flood of liability exposure for... More

Navigability a Question of Fact for Federal Courts

The United States district courts have original jurisdiction over any civil case of admiralty or maritime jurisdiction.  Admiralty jurisdiction in tort cases requires that... More

Longshore Fraud Nets Prison Time

Mervin J. Noel, 51, of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, plead guilty to one count of making false statements to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits under... More

DOL-Joint Bar Association Announces Annual Meeting

The DOL-Joint Bar Association has announced its annual membership meeting, which will be held in conjunction with Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference. The... More

Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference Is An Important Industry Event

The Annual Longshore Conference sponsored by Loyola Law School in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, will be held March 19th and... More

Investigation of Marine Casualties – Rights of Parties in Interest

When a marine casualty occurs the U.S. Coast Guard is empowered to conduct an investigation to determine “as closely as possible” the cause of... More

CRS Publishes “The Cost of Iraq…”

Last month, the Congressional Research Service published its new paper, “The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11.” ... More