Fifth Circuit Holds “Zone of Danger” Test Not Applicable Under the LHWCA

In a recent unpublished opinion, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s award of benefits to a longshoreman who... More

Clean-Up Responder Defendants Dismissed from Deepwater Horizon Multi-District Litigation

On April 22, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon rig sank following numerous fires and explosions resulting from a loss of well control.  Oil subsequently discharged... More

Fifth Circuit Reverses Benefits Review Board’s Finding that Claimant Successfully Invoked Section 20(a) Presumption

In a newly-published decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in BIS Salamis, Inc. v. Director, OWCP and Joseph Meeks, No. 15-60148 reversed the... More

Fourth Circuit Finds Clearly Erroneous the OWC’s Determination that Claimant Sustained No Diminution of Pre-Injury Wages

Claimant sustained a compensable workers’ compensation injury in October 2009 when he developed deep vein thrombosis and thoracic outlet syndrome while lifting a manhole... More

Louisiana First Circuit Allows Claimant to Amend Petition to Cure Defects with Intentional Tort Claim

Claimant appealed a judgment from the Twenty-First Judicial District Court in Tangipahoa Parish sustaining a peremptory exception of no cause of action and dismissing... More