The Effect of Section 905(b) on the Parties’ Agreement to Indemnify

U.S. United Ocean Services, LLC (“United”) entered into a General Services Agreement (“the Agreement”) with Buck Kreihs Company, Inc. (“BK”) whereby BK would perform... More

NASA Issues Final Rule Clarifying A Contractor’s Resonsibility to Obtain and Maintain Longshore and Defense Base Act Insurance

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently issued a Final Rule discussing a contractor’s... More

Defense Base Act Contractor Denied Vaccine Act Compensation

Petitioner worked for Fluor as a military contractor.  On February 1, 2012, while employed by Fluor in Afghanistan, he received a flu vaccine and... More

Longshoreman’s Claim Against Vessel Owner

Assume that you own a commercial vessel and decide that it is time to put her in drydock and have work done on the... More

Military Contractors Are a Way of Life, Now and in the Future

How important are contractors to the Department of Defense?  Very.  Contractors are indispensable.  According to the Congressional Research Service (“CRS”), “the military is unable... More

BRB: ALJs are Not Required to Use K.S. to Calculate Average Weekly Wage

The Benefits Review Board (“BRB”) recently discussed average weekly wage calculations in an unpublished Defense Base Act decision.  In Hamidzada v. Mission Essential Personnel,... More

Fourth Circuit Denies LHWCA Attorney’s Fees Because Compensation Was Paid Within 30 Days

In a new, important Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) decision, the Fourth Circuit addressed Section 928(a) attorney’s fees and the meaning of... More

HIPAA and the Longshore Act

Part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) addresses patient privacy.  Certain procedures must be followed when sensitive health information is transferred,... More

Plaintiff’s Assault Lawsuit Dismissed Because the DBA Was His Exclusive Remedy

Plaintiff filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia alleging that his supervisor assaulted him while they were both working for a Defense... More

Plaintiffs’ DBA Claims Dismissed By Federal Court For Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies

Plaintiffs, both former military subcontractors, sued Employer in federal court, alleging that Employer fired Plaintiffs in retaliation for one of the Plaintiffs filing a... More