BRB Dismisses DBA Appeals When Ugandan Claimants Refuse to Attend Medical Examinations

What happens when DBA claimants refuse to attend a defense medial evaluation on the basis that the proposed examiner is not licensed in the... More

Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule on Adjusted Penalties Under 2024 Inflation Adjustment Act

The Department of Labor published a final rule on January 11, 2024, adjusting penalties under the Inflation Adjustment Act for 2024. Annual adjustments to... More

Another U.S. District Court Holds Punitive Damages Available under Longshore Act 905(b) Claim

Judge Lance M. Africk has joined his colleagues of the Eastern District of Louisiana in holding that punitive damages are available to longshoremen and... More

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

The Department of Labor published a final rule on January 13, 2023 adjusting penalties under the Inflation Adjustment Act for 2023. Annual adjustments to penalties... More

Fifth Circuit’s Ruling Clarifies Rules for Fee Shifting Provisions of LHWCA

The Fifth Circuit’s ruling in Ramon Rivera v. Ameri-Force, Inc. has clarified the Circuits’ rules for the fee shifting provisions of 33 U.S.C. §... More

11th Circuit Rules Recreational Vessel Exclusion of Longshore Act Is Inapplicable Where State Compensation Law Doesn’t Apply

In a recent Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act) case, Brizo LLC v. Carbajal, the United States Court of Appeals for the... More

Outer Continental Shelf Employee Injured Onshore Awarded LHWCA Benefits

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Owensby & Kritikos, Incorporated, et al. v. Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs... More