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Appeal of Defense Base Act Claims to the Courts: The Disagreement Over Forum Continues

The proper court to review a Defense Base Act decision on appeal from the Benefits Review Board has been a source of confusion for decades. Because the Defense Base Act (DBA, 42 U.S.C.S. § 1651 et seq.) is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA, 33 U.S.C.S...