A Recent Case Upholds Offshore Warehouseman’s Workers’ Compensation Claim under the Longshore Act

A recent case, Malta v. Wood Group Production Services, BRB No. 18-0059 (2018), which was argued in front of the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”)... More

Collateral Source Rule Applies to Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Insurance Payments—or Does It?

In a personal injury case, the collateral-source rule bars a tortfeasor, a defendant, from reducing his liability by the amount the plaintiff recovers from... More

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Denial of Claimant’s Right to Future LHWCA Benefits

A recent case decided by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Parfait v. Director, OWCP and Performance Energy Services, has affirmed the denial of Claimant’s... More

Department of Labor Assesses National Average Weekly Wage for Fiscal Year 2019

Based on data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Labor (DOL) has made a final determination of the national average... More

Patrick Babin to Co-host Webinar on Longshore and DBA Claims: Delayed Onset Occupational Diseases, PTSD

Member Patrick Babin and Andrew Blauert of Labor Management Services, Inc., will co-host an educational webinar on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 11:00 AM –... More

Patrick Babin to Speak at Defense Base Act Symposium

Member Patrick Babin will be speaking on a panel at the Willis Towers Watson Defense Base Act Symposium on October 4. His topic is... More

President Trump Issues Executive Order on ALJs

In response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission issued last month, which ruled the SEC’s appointment... More

Update on Lucia v. SEC and the Constitutionality of ALJs

As we reported, on June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, finding the... More

Supreme Court Ruling That ALJs Are Unconstitutional Impacts LHWCA and DBA Claims

A decision today by the United States Supreme Court impacts administrative law judges serving in the Department of Labor who adjudicate claims under the Longshore and... More

DOL Implements New Rule Addressing Compensation Rates Under LHWCA

The Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation program has implemented a new rule addressing provisions on maximum and minimum compensation rates payable under... More