Schedule Released for Loyola’s Annual Longshore Conference on April 4-5, 2013

Every year the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, in connection with the United States Department of Labor, puts on the Annual Longshore... More

Aquaculture Workers are Excluded from Longshore Benefits

Claimant filed a claim for hearing loss against Ingalls Shipbuilding, whom he worked for as a pipefitter in 1944, and Clark Seafood, which employed Claimant... More

Great Law Review Article: Professor LeCesne’s “Crude Decisions” Is Slick

Professor Blaine LeCesne of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law recently published an excellent article in the Michigan State Law Review that is... More

OSHA Inspections

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is authorized to conduct workplace inspections and investigations... More

Offshore Sandblaster/Painter was a Jones Act Seaman

Plaintiff worked for a company which performed both onshore and offshore sandblasting and painting.  His employer contracted with a third party to undertake the... More

Court Rejects Plaintiff’s Lack of Notice Argument

Plaintiff was working on a barge owned by Defendant when he was injured by a spew rod.  Plaintiff filed suit alleging negligence and unseaworthiness. ... More

Keeping Good Witness Statements From Going Bad

When a marine casualty occurs, attorneys and adjusters are often dispatched to investigate the cause of the accident and assess the extent of damage... More

First Circuit: Neither Suicide Nor Misadventure Fall Within the Scope of the Zone of Special Danger Doctrine

Decedent was employed on a secure military base in Saudi Arabia.  One morning, his on-site girlfriend discovered Decedent’s body hanging from a noose.  Decedent... More

Fifth Circuit: Per Diem Was More Akin to Wages In This Case

The Fifth Circuit recently issued an unpublished Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) decision.  Decedent, an electrician  from Warren, Texas, suffered a fatal heart... More

Pipeline Pontoon Qualifies as a Vessel

Plaintiffs were operating a pleasure boat when it struck a pipeline pontoon owned by Defendant.  Plaintiffs alleged that they sustained injuries as a result... More