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Payment of a Scheduled Award After PTD to PPD Conversion

The Benefits Review Board recently addressed the payment of a scheduled hearing loss impairment rating when a Claimant is simultaneously receiving disability benefits for... More

Ninth Circuit: Harmless Error, Stroke, and the Onset of MMI

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently confirmed that the harmless error analysis applies to petitions for review filed under the Longshore and Harbor... More

How Far Does The OCSLA Reach?

A recent decision from the Ninth Circuit has added yet another wrinkle to the caselaw interpreting the scope of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands... More

General Maritime Law Preempts Louisiana’s Professional Rescuer’s Doctrine

Louisiana’s Professional Rescuer’s Doctrine is a jurisprudential rule stating that a professional rescuer, such as a fireman or a policeman, who is injured in... More

Day With the DOL Scheduled

The United States Department of Labor, Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, Seventh District, in conjunction with Loyola Law School, will host its... More

OPA 90 and The Federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund

Passed by Congress in 1990 following the M/V EXXON VALDEZ oil spill in Alaska, the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) imposes liability for removal/cleanup costs... More

The BRB addresses Christensen…again

In May, 2010, the Benefits Review Board issued yet another attorney fee decision for practitioners in the Ninth Circuit.  In the newest Christensen v.... More

Signal/NAWE Maritime Conference

The Signal/NAWE Maritime Conference will be held at the Fairmont Chicago Millenium Park Hotel on June 3-4, 2010.  Information about the conference can be... More

Implied Duty Despite Lack of Evidence or Authority?

While performing anchor-handling operations, Plaintiff allegedly injured his back when he used a pry bar to untangle an anchor wire.  Defendant filed a motion... More

Private Security Services Classified as “Public Work”

In Irby v. Blackwater Security Consulting, another recenty jurisdiction case published by the Benefits Review Board, the BRB examined the meaning of “public work,”... More