Contractor Immune from Tort Liability AND Work Comp Liability

The Plaintiff suffered injuries when he fell through a skylight while working on a building owned by Defendant Schilling Acquisitions, Inc.  Schilling had contracted... More

No Expansion of the Longshoreman Definition

Coming before the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals  was the question of whether the Claimant was covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation... More

Trial Court’s Judgment Found Not Appealable

An injured worker filed a disputed claim for compensation against his Employer, alleging that he was involved in a work related accident.  He sought... More

De Novo Review Included Consideration of the Lower Court’s Ruling in a Bad Faith Claim

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court’s ruling that granted summary judgment dismissing a bad faith claim against a workers’... More

Res Judicata Exception Sustained

The Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed a workers’ compensation judge’s decision sustaining an exception of res judicata.  The claimant sustained an injury in... More

Video Surveillance Supports Forfeiture of Benefits

The First Circuit Court of Appeal of Louisiana recently affirmed a workers’ compensation judge’s ruling that a claimant forfeited her right to workers’ compensation... More

Employee Benefits Cut for Failing to Follow Rehabilitation Order

The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a Workers’ Compensation Judge’s decision reducing the claimant’s compensation benefits by 50% due to the claimant’s... More

Limitation of Liability Claim Dismissed as Time Barred

The Limitation Act allows a vessel owner to limit liability for damage or injury to the value of the vessel or the owner’s interest... More

Employment Insufficient to Trigger Application of the LHWCA

A worker was injured while working in a grassy area between thirty and one hundred feet from a boat launching ramp being built on... More

Geographical Proximity is Not the Only Factor in Deciding OCSLA Jurisdiction

Robert Lewis, Jr. filed suit under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), alleging injuries to his left elbow, cervical spine, and lumbar spine as... More