BRB Affirms Average Weekly Wage Finding in DBA Claim Defended by MBLB

The Benefits Review Board (BRB) recently affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) finding of average weekly wage in a DBA claim defended by Mouledoux,... More

Fifth Circuit Rejects Implication of Vessel Owner’s “Turnover Duty” Where Hazard Was Open and Obvious in LHWCA Case

In re Ecoserv, LLC, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 570, 2021 WL 26953 (La. App. 5 Cir.  01/04/21), Plaintiff-in-Limitation, Ecoserv, filed a Motion for Summary... More

Eleventh Circuit Reaffirms District Court Decision in LHWCA Claim Against Vessel Under 905(b)

In a recent Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reaffirmed its recent... More

2021 Loyola College of Law Annual Longshore Conference Goes Virtual; Alan Brackett and Patrick Babin to Represent MBLB

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law has announced its 2021 Annual Longshore Conference presented in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, will be... More

Ninth Circuit Declines to Hold Employers and Carriers Responsible for Incidental Financial Consequences Caused by Delayed Compensation Under DBA

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently found in favor of employers and carriers when it comes to the financial... More

Federal Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Tort Claim of LHWCA Borrowed Servant Employee

Recently the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans affirmed the granting of summary judgment in favor of a... More

Department of Labor Sets National Average Weekly Wage

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued Industry Notice 182 setting the National Average Weekly Wage (NAWW), maximum and minimum compensation rates, and annual adjustments... More

Fifth Circuit Judge Authors Important Special Concurrence to Own Opinion in Seaman Status Case

Fifth Circuit Judge W. Eugene Davis authored an important special concurrence to his own opinion in a seaman status case, Sanchez v. Smart Fabricators of... More

Organizational Changes at the Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DLHWC) and the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC)... More

Louisiana’s Suspended Legal Deadlines under COVID-19

At the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, which hit Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Area particularly hard, Louisiana’s governor took action to suspend... More