BRB: Grocery Worker Could Not Satisfy Longshore Status Requirement

Claimant was responsible for transporting groceries from employer’s inland warehouse to staging areas within a port.  He was injured while moving an ice chest... More

Longshoreman’s Claim Against Vessel Owner

Assume that you own a commercial vessel and decide that it is time to put her in drydock and have work done on the... More

What is the Scope of a War Hazards Compensation Act Appeal?

When an insurance carrier believes that it was improperly denied reimbursement for a War Hazards Compensation Act (“WHCA”) claim or expense, what can it... More

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Work Comp RICO Case

The Supreme Court of the United States refused certiorari in Jackson v. Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., denying petitioner’s request for review.  The Jackson... More

Fortuity Doctrine Prevented Coverage for Known Loss Following Boating Accident

The Fifth Circuit recently issued an unpublished decision discussing the application of the “fortuity doctrine” under Texas Law.  The underlying lawsuit involved a boating... More

Supreme Court Petition Filed in Dize v. Association of Maryland Pilots

On April 18, 2014, counsel for Jennifer Dize, the personal representative of the Estate of William Smith Dize, filed a interesting and very well-written... More

Military Contractors Are a Way of Life, Now and in the Future

How important are contractors to the Department of Defense?  Very.  Contractors are indispensable.  According to the Congressional Research Service (“CRS”), “the military is unable... More

Removal of a General Maritime Claim

A recent amendment to the widely-utilized removal statute, 28 U.S.C § 1441, now allows for removal of a general maritime law claim to federal... More

Loyola’s Annual Longshore Conference 2014

The 2014 Annual Longshore Conference hosted by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law took place over 2 jam-packed days this past March 20-21,... More

Florida Court Strikes Award of Attorney’s Fees to a Seaman Under Florida’s Offer of Judgment Statute

Plaintiff worked for Employer and made a claim for Jones Act negligence, failure to treat, maintenance and cure, unearned wages and unseaworthiness.  Prior to... More