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Longshore and Heart Attacks

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently denied a petition for review of the Benefits Review Board in a case concerning a widow’s entitlement... More

Longshore Claimants Must Follow Administrative Scheme

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a published Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) opinion wherein it dismissed a... More

The Supreme Court Addresses Attorneys Fees and the Lodestar

On April 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States released a significant attorney fee decision: Perdue v. Kenny A.  This decision, which... More

Annual GNOBFA Seminar

The Greater New Orleans Barge and Fleet Association’s annual River and Marine Industry Seminar will be held April 18-20, 2010. Information about the seminar... More

Vicarious Liabilty Not Extended to Accidental Shooting of Son’s Friend

A seventeen year old was accidentally shot by his friend while visiting the friend’s home.  The handgun belonged to the friend’s father, who normally... More

Which Court Has Jurisdiction for DBA Claims?

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently addressed the Defense Base Act’s Judicial Proceedings provision, 42 U.S.C. § 1653(b), to determine... More

Longshore Injury Occurred Over Water, Not in the Twilight Zone

The plaintiff alleged that he developed malignant mesothelioma following his exposure to asbestos during his twenty-year employment with Defendant.  The Defendant argued that because... More

“Compensation” Under the Longshore Act

The Benefits Review Board recently published a new decision addressing “compensation” under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”): Wheeler v. Newport News... More

What is the War Hazards Compensation Act?

In modern warfare, military contractors play a large and vital role in support of the United States military. Based upon the greater presence of... More

A FELA/LHWCA Distinction?

Employee worked as a railroad switchman or conductor for Norfolk Southern Railway Co.  As he spotted coal-filled rail cars at a dock in Virginia,... More