Fifth Circuit: Plaintiff’s Argument Misunderstands Nature of Review

In a recent unpublished decision, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals explained the nature of its review of the denial of a motion... More

Register Now for Loyola’s Annual Longshore Conference

Registration is open for the Annual Longshore Conference, which is hosted every year by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.  The conference is scheduled for... More

Oral Arguments in Roberts v. Sea-Land Services

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Roberts v. Sea-Land Services.  For those who may be interested in the hearing transcript or... More

Fifth Circuit Holds Defense Base Act is an Exclusive Remedy

The United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, issued an important opinion addressing the exclusive nature of the Defense Base Act (“DBA”) and whether... More

SCOTUS Decides Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid.  The syllabus of the opinion, which was written... More

New Final Rule for LHWCA’s Exclusion of Recreational Vessel Workers

The United States Department of Labor issued a final rule implementing the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act’s exclusion for recreational vessel workers.  The final... More

Law of Adjacent State Does Not Apply Under OCSLA Where Federal Maritime Law Applies of its Own Force

In June 2007, Rodney Hamm was injured during his employment with Rodan Marine Services II, LLC (“Rodan”).  At the time of his injury, Hamm... More

Paying A Seaman’s Wages

The rights of U.S. seamen under the law are, by tradition, closely guarded by the Courts.  This includes the seaman’s right to wages, which... More

Fifth Circuit Addresses Both Vessel Owner and Time Charterer Liability Under Section 905(b)

In Scindia Steam Navigation Co. v. De Los Santos, 451 U.S. 156 (1981), the Supreme Court defined a vessel’s duty to longshoremen, holding that... More

New OWCP Bulletin Addresses War Hazards Compensation Act Procedure – Part 2

This post continues the review of OWCP Bulletin No. 12-01, which was issued on October 6, 2011.  The Bulletin focuses on the direct payment... More