DOL Issues Maximum and Minimum Compensation Rates Under LHWCA

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Notice No. 194 Maximum and Minimum Compensation rates Adjusted Effective October 1, 2022 The annual adjustment to the National... More

Ninth Circuit Approves Suspension of Benefits for Claimant Who Refuses to Attend Defense Medical Evaluation

In a recent longshore case, Miken v. ICTSI Oregon, Inc., No. 20-71272 (Ninth Cir. January 13, 2022), the Ninth Circuit approved the suspension of benefits... More

U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms Decision Finding Violation of “Active Control Duty” under Scindia

On July 28, 2022, the U.S. Fifth Circuit affirmed a finding by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana that... More

Combating Medical Fraud in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate JoAnn Hymel are co-authors of the “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their most recent article,... More

Decisions in 2021 Offer Insight Into Courts’ Treatment of Longshore Claims Under § 905(b)

Member Alan G. Brackett is a writer for the “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. His most recent article, “Decisions in 2021 offer insight into... More

Employer Liability for ‘Take-Home’ COVID-19 Infections

Members Alan G. Brackett and Daniel P. Sullivan are co-writers for the “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their article, “Employer Liability for... More

Annual Adjustment to Longshore Penalties Announced by U.S. Department of Labor

The Department of Labor published a final rule on January 14, 2022 adjusting penalties under the Inflation Adjustment Act for 2022. Annual adjustments to penalties... More

Employer Obligations in Administering COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Members Alan G. Brackett and Daniel P. Sullivan are now co-writing an “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their article, “Employer Obligations in... More

Annual Adjustment to Longshore Rates Published

The annual adjustment to the National Average Weekly Wage and minimum and maximum compensation rates under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act have... More

Analyzing Workers’ Compensation Liability for COVID-19 Infections

Members Alan G. Brackett and Daniel P. Sullivan are now co-writing an “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their second column, “Analyzing workers’... More