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PA Court Requires Use of Longshore Benefits to Pay Spousal Support

On November 5, 2014, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued Uveges v. Uveges, a published opinion that addresses the intersection of family law and... More

Former New Orleans Saint’s Worker’s Compensation Claim Found Time-Barred

Darren Sharper, a professional football player with the New Orleans Saints from 2009-2011, filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits on December 14, 2011.... More

Move Over Apple, Here Comes DLHWC: Introduction to SEAPortal

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DLHWC) has decided to step up its technology game. In... More

Section 8(i) Settlements Are Final and Cannot Be Modified

In this Benefits Review Board case, Claimant appealed the decision of the Administrative Law Judge approving her Section 8(i) settlement application on the grounds... More

Is Sarbanes-Oxley Really This Fishy?

Next week the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Yates v. United States, a Sarbanes-Oxley anti-shredding case.  The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was enacted after the... More

11th Circuit Denies Arguments Against Jones Act Arbitration and Removal

The Eleventh Circuit issued an unpublished Jones Act decision discussing–albeit briefly–removal and arbitration.  Plaintiff argued against removal and arbitration.  The Eleventh Circuit disagreed, saying:... More

“Flotilla Doctrine” Applied and the Court Granted Claimant’s Motion to Increase Security in a Limitation Action

The flotilla doctrine applies where vessels are owned by the same person, engaged in a common enterprise, and under a single command.  The flotilla... More

Failure to Disclose Prior Accidents Results in Dismissal

Claimant was employed as a maintenance mechanic for Employer when he injured his shoulder while pushing a drum across a grate to weigh it.... More

One More Thing To Consider Before Voluntary Retirement…

In this decision presented to the Benefits Review Board, Claimant appeals, and Employer and Carrier cross-appeal, the Decision and Order of Administrative Law Judge... More

Historical Background Anchors Judge Clement’s McBride Concurrence

On September 25, 2014, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, rendered its decision in the high-profile case McBride v. Estis Well... More