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NINTH CIRCUIT FINDS SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY LONGSHOREMAN COMPENSABLE

In 2001, Claimant William Kealoha was injured while working as a ship laborer.  Kealoha fell 25 to 50 feet off a barge onto a... More

Second Circuit Finds Award of Surgery by OWC Premature

Claimant was employed as a delivery truck driver.  While unloading an extremely heavy laundry bin, the bin tilted over onto Claimant, injuring his neck,... More

Insufficient Safety Culture Caused Injury at Baton Rouge Refinery

On November 22, 2016, an isobutane release and fire seriously injured four workers in the sulfuric acid alkylation unit at ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge refinery. ... More

Employee’s Provocation Defeats Compensation Claim

While driving a shuttle for Employer, Claimant sustained head, neck, back and shoulder injuries when he was assaulted by a co-employee. Employer refused to... More

President Trump Waives Jones Act in Response to Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act, was passed to promote and maintain the American merchant marine by,... More

Plaintiff’s Attempt to Escape Exclusive Remedy Slips and Falls

Plaintiff filed suit in tort in the 19th Judicial District Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana after she slipped... More

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Pill Mill Scheme

Frederick Floyd was arrested on July 7 on allegations that he teamed up with others to operate a pill mill in New Orleans East.... More

NHL Enforcer’s Gag Order Unlawful

Former National Hockey League “enforcer” Mike Peluso began a workers’ compensation claim in 2012, alleging that he is permanently disabled because the teams he... More

Elsewhere, in…: Florida

The owner of JACM Construction Corp. was arrested recently on charges of workers’ compensation premium fraud. The owner allegedly operated a shell company with... More

EEOC Sues Drillers for Hiring Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Horizontal Well Drillers (HWD), an Oklahoma limited liability company with operations in Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia, Pennsylvania,... More