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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (5/13/2013)
Posted on 13 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Columnist Warns About Loss of State Regulated Workers’... Read More

As Iraq War Winds Down, Some DBA Issues Are Resolved While Others Remain in Dispute
Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Mark A. Reinhalter

By Mark A. Reinhalter, Counsel for Longshore Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. A quiet ceremony in Baghdad on December 15, 2011 marked the official end of the United States intervention in Iraq ( Washington Post , December... Read More

Update From the Benefits Review Board (May 2013)
Posted on 19 May 2013 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

By Karen Koenig, Associate General Counsel, Longshore, Benefits Review Board, Washington, D.C. © Copyright 2013 U.S. Dept. of Labor. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. This article appeared in the Benefits Review Board Service—Longshore... Read More

Board Clarifies Procedures in Defense Base Act Cases Where the Insurance Carrier May Be Entitled to War Hazards Compensation Act Reimbursement
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Mark A. Reinhalter

By Mark A. Reinhalter, Counsel for Longshore, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. The unprecedented degree of private contracting that accompanied the military interventions in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 dramatically... Read More

United States: Zone of Special Danger Doctrine of Defense Base Act Applies to Local Nationals, Not Just Those Sent Abroad to Work in Remote Locations
Posted on 28 Jul 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

The judicially created zone of special danger doctrine [ see O’Leary v. Brown-Pacific-Maxon, Inc., 340 U.S. 504, 71 S. Ct. 470, 95 L. Ed. 483 (1951)] can be applied to local nationals employed in their home country under an employment contract covered... Read More

Update from the Benefits Review Board (May 2014)
Posted on 9 May 2014 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

By Karen Koenig, Associate General Counsel, Longshore Benefits Review Board, United States Department of Labor Washington, D.C. BRB News On April 30, 2014, Chairman and Chief Administrative Appeals Judge Nancy S. Dolder retired after 29 years of... Read More

The Boundaries of the LHWCA/DBA: Fisher, et al. v. Halliburton, et al.
Posted on 24 Aug 2012 by Stephen M. Vaughan

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... Read More

The Boundaries of the LHWCA/DBA: Fisher, et al. v. Halliburton, et al.
Posted on 24 Aug 2012 by Stephen M. Vaughan

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... Read More

As Iraq War Winds Down, Some DBA Issues Are Resolved While Others Remain in Dispute
Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Mark A. Reinhalter

By Mark A. Reinhalter, Counsel for Longshore Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. A quiet ceremony in Baghdad on December 15, 2011 marked the official end of the United States intervention in Iraq ( Washington Post ,... Read More

Reimbursement Claims Under the WHCA: An Interview with Roger Levy
Posted on 14 Aug 2011 by Karen C. Yotis

By Karen Yotis, Esq. ( Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt of a LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis commentary. Information on purchasing the complete article is set forth below .) When the matter at hand involves the Defense Base Act... Read More