District Court Allows Jones Act Matter to Proceed

Plaintiff filed a Jones Act complaint in United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi. Plaintiff alleged that he was severely injured during a... More

Eastern District of Louisiana Excludes Pre-Trial Surveillance for Failure to Disclose

Plaintiff filed a Jones Act claim against several defendants, including barge drilling contractor, Baywater Drilling, LLC (“Baywater”) and oil services company Frank’s International, LLC... More

OWCP Announces Staff Changes

On November 16th, OWCP announced that effective November 27, 2016, there will be a change in leadership in the Divisions of Longshore and Harbor... More

The Maritime Lien

The August 31, 2016, bankruptcy of container shipper giant Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. has thrown ports and retailers around the world into confusion.  With... More

Fighting Liability and Presenting Poor Experts Lead to Unanticipated Expenses

On June 10, 2011, the M/V Salvation, a steel-hulled tug owned and operated by the defendant struck the Ekwata, a vessel that was privately... More

Loyola Holds Day With the DOL Program

Loyola Law School, in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, will hold its Day With the DOL program on Friday, October 14,... More

The Implications of Hanjin’s Bankruptcy

Hanjin Shipping Company originates in South Korea but is internationally recognized in the maritime industry. Responsible for a substantial portion of the industry’s shipping... More

Ninth Circuit Denies Concurrent Compensation to DBA Claimant

In this claim for benefits brought under the Defense Base Act as an extension of the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Claimant alleged... More

New LHWCA Compensation Rates Announced

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has determined the national average weekly wage to be $718.24, a 2.17% increase over the current NAWW of $703.00.... More

Veteran District Director Announces Retirement

Richard V. Robilotti, District Director for the Second Compensation District, announced his retirement from the United States Department of Labor effective October 31, 2016.... More