2012 Annual Longshore Conference

By Ralph R. Lorberbaum, Zipperer, Lorberbaum & Beauvais, Savannah, Georgia A record crowd of 342 were in attendance at the 34th Annual Loyola Longshore Conference held in New Orleans on March 15 and 16, 2012. Excellent speakers presented well-prepared papers and oral presentations on a number of...

The Boundaries of the LHWCA/DBA: Fisher, et al. v. Halliburton, et al.

By Stephen M. Vaughan, Esq., Tucker, Vaughan, Gardner & Barnes, Houston, Texas Claimants and their attorneys have long tried to reach outside the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act ( 33 U.S.C.S. § 901 et seq .) and its progeny to find additional causes of action against employers...

Longshore Act: Deciphering Section 28(b) After Andrepont

By Paul B. Howell, Esq., Franke & Salloum, PLLC, Gulfport, Mississippi In 1822, a sweaty scientist in a dimly-lit room looked at a rock from Egypt and discovered the key to decoding Egyptian hieroglyphics. 175 years later, a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge with a cup of coffee in his hand...