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Amending a Judgment Requires More Substance, Not New Arguments

Author: Patrick J. Babin   Plaintiff was injured while working as an oil cleanup worker on a beach in the aftermath of the BP... More

Child Support and Longshore/DBA Benefits

Author: Jon B. Robinson   An oft-asked question is whether child support payments can be garnished from Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”)... More

Top 5 Longshore Cases for 2012

It is that time of the year again.  Subjective lists and year-end round-ups dominate the blogosphere.  Why should we be any different?  Accordingly, here... More

Aquaculture Workers are Excluded from Longshore Benefits

Claimant filed a claim for hearing loss against Ingalls Shipbuilding, whom he worked for as a pipefitter in 1944, and Clark Seafood, which employed Claimant... More

Great Law Review Article: Professor LeCesne’s “Crude Decisions” Is Slick

Professor Blaine LeCesne of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law recently published an excellent article in the Michigan State Law Review that is... More

Court Rejects Plaintiff’s Lack of Notice Argument

Plaintiff was working on a barge owned by Defendant when he was injured by a spew rod.  Plaintiff filed suit alleging negligence and unseaworthiness. ... More

Keeping Good Witness Statements From Going Bad

When a marine casualty occurs, attorneys and adjusters are often dispatched to investigate the cause of the accident and assess the extent of damage... More

First Circuit: Neither Suicide Nor Misadventure Fall Within the Scope of the Zone of Special Danger Doctrine

Decedent was employed on a secure military base in Saudi Arabia.  One morning, his on-site girlfriend discovered Decedent’s body hanging from a noose.  Decedent... More

The Fourth Amendment Rights vs. Boarding Power of the United States Coast Guard

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,... More

Workers’ Comp Judge’s Ruling Upheld on Supplemental Earnings Benefits

Claimant was injured in a car accident on May 5, 2009 while working for the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge (“Employer”).... More