Undocumented Workers as Workers’ Compensation Beneficiaries

With illegal immigration and the presence of undocumented workers within the workforce being a long-standing political issue, the question may arise whether or not... More

NINTH CIRCUIT FINDS SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY LONGSHOREMAN COMPENSABLE

In 2001, Claimant William Kealoha was injured while working as a ship laborer.  Kealoha fell 25 to 50 feet off a barge onto a... More

Second Circuit Finds Award of Surgery by OWC Premature

Claimant was employed as a delivery truck driver.  While unloading an extremely heavy laundry bin, the bin tilted over onto Claimant, injuring his neck,... More

NINTH CIRCUIT HOLDS DEFENSE BASE ACT’S ZONE OF SPECIAL DANGER APPLICABLE TO LOCAL NATIONALS

Claimant, a citizen of the Marshall Islands, was employed as a civilian defense contractor based in the Kwajalein Atoll, which houses the U.S. Army... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Affirms Finding of Age Discrimination, Reduces Damages

Plaintiff James Robinson was a campus police officer for the University of Louisiana system beginning in 1971. Plaintiff received various promotions throughout his career,... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Holds Claimant Not Entitled to Defense-Paid FCE

Claimant sustained an injury to her neck, shoulder, and back in 2006.  After several rounds of litigation, Claimant was awarded temporary total disability benefits... More

Louisiana Constitution Requires Payment of Fair Market Value for Levee Improvement Servitudes

In January 2010, in an effort to upgrade the size of permanent levee servitudes, the Board of Commissioners of the South Lafourche Levee District... More

Nothing to Smize About: Tyra Banks Named in Lawsuit

Supermodel and entrepreneur Tyra Banks was recently named in a lawsuit for allegedly ridiculing an act that appeared on the reality television competition show,... More

Federal District Court Once Again Addresses Discoverability of Surveillance

The Eastern District of Louisiana recently issued another opinion interpreting Chiasson v. Zapata Gulf Marine Corp., the benchmark Fifth Circuit case that guides the... More

BENEFITS REVIEW BOARD HOLDS STATE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SETTLEMENT TOLLS STATUTORY BAR

In the 1970s, Claimant worked for a LHWCA-covered employer as a welder. Subsequently, he worked for non-covered employers until he retired voluntarily. During the... More