$23 Million Punitive Damage Award Upheld by Louisiana Appellate Court

On June 29, 2016, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a jury’s award of $23 million in punitive damages to the family... More

Drilling Rig Exclusion Precluded Insured’s Reimbursement Claim Against Excess Insurer

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed an insurance coverage question involving an excess insurer and an offshore injury.  The Plaintiff was... More

Tides Are Turning: The Arrival of Subchapter M

*This article was prepared by our summer law clerk, Ridge Miguez.   On June 20, 2016 the U.S. Coast Guard posted a preview of... More

Philippines Wins Territorial Dispute with China in International Tribunal

In 2013, the Philippines brought a case against China to dispute China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. Territorial disputes over the South... More

OSHA Delays Implementation of Recording and Reporting Requirements for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) previously implemented new rules whereby certain employers would be required to electronically submit injury and illness data... More

OWCP Gives Notice of Increased Penalties

Implementing the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act, signed into law by President Obama on November 2, 2015, OWCP has announced adjustments... More

OSHA Revises Rules and Regulations on Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has implemented new rules with respect to its recording and reporting regulations under 29 CFR 1904.  The... More

Advanced Technology from U.S. Military will soon find its way into Commercial Diving Operations

The United State Navy has developed the Divers Augmented Vision Display, which is a high-resolution, heads-up display installed directly into a diver’s helmet.  The... More

Implementation and Concerns Pertaining to the IMO’s Verified Gross Mass Regulations

The International Maritime Organization’s (“IMO”) amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention will become legally binding on July 1, 2016.  The... More

Plaintiff’s Construction Defect Claims Against Offshore Spar Manufacturer Dismissed

In June 2011, an offshore worker was injured on a spar (a floating platform shaped like a giant buoy) on the outer continental shelf when he... More