Jones Act Employees Could Not Sue a Dual-Listed Company

On August 12, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit published a decision discussing jurisdiction and business entity structure in the context of a Jones Act lawsuit. ... More

Recent Development of Interest: Watervale Marine v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

In July the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in a case of first impression, considered whether the U.S. Coast Guard had... More

It’s Our Settlement and We Can Cry If We Want To: Limited Powers of ALJs

In a decision dated July 28, 2014, the Benefits Review Board defined, or rather, clarified, the limited circumstances in which an administrative law judge... More

Longshore Employer Was Not Liable For a Section 28(c) Lien on Compensation

Claimant sustained a work-related injury on October 7, 2004.  Administrative Law Judge Kennington awarded Claimant temporary total disability benefits on December 10, 2010.  Thereafter,... More

LHWCA Clarification Act: Ensuring Coverage for Recreational Vessel Workers

On July 29, 2014, the House of Representatives passed the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Clarification Act.  The purpose of this legislation is to... More

Great Post at Lexis Discussing Differences Between Longshore Stipulations and Settlements

The LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Community recently posted a great article entitled, “Resolving Longshore Claims Through Settlements and Stipulations.”  The post was authored by Yelena... More

DOL-Joint Bar Association Commented On the Longshore Pre-Hearing Statement, Form LS-18

The DOL-Joint Bar Association recently submitted comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to slightly modify the Pre-Hearing Statement, Form LS-18. The... More

Brief in Opposition Filed in Dize, a Jones Act “Seaman Status” Case

The Brief in Opposition has been filed in Dize v. Association of Maryland Pilots, the case concerning seaman status for maritime workers who spend... More

Fifth Circuit Upholds Denial of Longshoreman’s Claim, Affirms MBLB Win

Today’s post provides us with an opportunity to brag on one of our own, Rob Popich, who successfully argued Hymel v. Dir., OWCP, for... More

NASA Issues Final Rule Clarifying A Contractor’s Resonsibility to Obtain and Maintain Longshore and Defense Base Act Insurance

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently issued a Final Rule discussing a contractor’s... More