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

What Happens if a Longshore Attorney Accepts Fees Without Receiving Prior Approval?

An award of attorney fees for Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“Longshore Act”) and Defense Base Act claims must adhere to specific statutory... More

OSHA’s Proposed Electronic Recordkeeping Proposal

In November, 2013 the Occupational Safety Health Administration issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries... More

Fifth Circuit Addresses Bailment and Eroding Policy Limits After Vessel Sank

 National Liability & Fire Ins. Co. v. R&R Marine, Inc., — F.3d —- (5th Cir. 2014): This case arises after the sinking, and subsequent... More

Rhode Island Addresses the Scope of a Seaman’s Entitlement to Unearned Wages

In a lengthy decision, the Supreme Court of Rhode Island addressed a number of Jones Act-related issues, ultimately holding: (1) that the trial justice’s... More

Government Accepting Comments About the Longshore Act’s Pre-Hearing Statement

When a Longshore or Defense Base Act claim starts, it is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program’s Division of Longshore and Harbor... More

Maritime Law Did Not Apply to Guest’s Drunk Driving Accident

The Supreme Court of Texas recently determined that admiralty jurisdiction did not apply to a horrific drunk driving crash simply because the driver responsible... More

Beach Cleaner Was Not Injured On a Longshore Situs

In an unpublished decision, the Fifth Circuit addressed Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act coverage for an employee cleaning beaches after the Deepwater Horizon... More