Alan Brackett to Moderate 2024 Annual Longshore Conference

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett will once again act as a moderator at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law 2024 Annual Longshore... 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

Show Me the Money! Workers’ Compensation Claims

The objective of every workers’ compensation system is to provide an injured worker with reasonable and necessary medical care and wage replacement while they... More

Maximum and Minimum Compensation Rates Under LHWCA Adjusted Effective October 1, 2023

Section 6(b)(3) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides that prior to October 1 of each year, based on the national... More

The Biggest Loser – Workers’ Comp?

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava M. Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News and... More

LHWCA Carriers Allowed to Claim Offset Against Future Liability Despite Waiver of Subrogation

In a recent ruling from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in In re Aries Marine Corp.,[1] Judge Lance... More

Alan Brackett and Chris Prudhomme to Present at LMS International Webinar on DBA

Managing member Alan Brackett and associate Chris Prudhomme will present at a LMS International webinar on the Defense Base Act (DBA). During the 120-minute... More

Arkansas Appellate Court Provides Clarity on Meaning of “Due and Payable” Under LHWCA

Under Section 916 of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”), “[n]o assignment, release, or commutation of compensation or benefits due or payable... More

Which Workers’ Compensation Law Applies?

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava M. Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News and... More

Supreme Court Defines “Waters of the United States”

In a case arising under the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §1521, et seq. (“CWA”), the Supreme Court has examined the meaning of the... More