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

New District Director for the Sixth Compensation District

Kristina Hall, a longtime Claims Examiner in the Jacksonville office of OWCP, has been named as the new District Director for the Sixth Compensation... More

Waiver of Registered Mail Service Approved by OWCP

OWCP, DLHWC has issued Industry Notice 152 effective June 10, 2015, which allows electronic service of notices and orders to longshore stakeholders. First proposed... More

D.C. Circuit Rules No Intentional Tort Exception Under Defense Base Act

On June 2, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that there is no intentional tort exception... More

OWCP Issues Updated Forms LS-207 and LS-208

OWCP has revised its mandatory Forms LS-207, Notice of Controversion, and LS-208, Notice of Final Payment or Suspension of Compensation Payments. The changes are... More

Longshore Fraud Nets Prison Time

Mervin J. Noel, 51, of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, plead guilty to one count of making false statements to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits under... More

DOL-Joint Bar Association Announces Annual Meeting

The DOL-Joint Bar Association has announced its annual membership meeting, which will be held in conjunction with Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference. The... More

Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference Is An Important Industry Event

The Annual Longshore Conference sponsored by Loyola Law School in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, will be held March 19th and... More

Chief Judge of Benefits Review Board to Retire

Hon. Nancy S. Dolder, Chief Judge of the Benefits Review Board, has announced her retirement effective April 30, 2014.  Judge Dolder was appointed as... More

BRB Finds Section 28(a) Fee Liability Applies Throughout Claim

On November 26, 2013, the Benefits Review Board issued its decision in Bell v. SSA Terminals, LLC, BRB No. 13-0055, which addressed a claim... More