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Longshore Act: Is Application of the Section 14(f) Penalty Mandatory When Equitable Considerations Warrant Otherwise?
Posted on 11 Feb 2013 by Monica F. Markovich

By Monica F. Markovich and Jonathan A. Tweedy, Brown Sims, P.C., Houston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”) encourages the prompt payment of compensation benefits ( 33 U... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects "Anything That Floats" Test to Determine Vessel Status
Posted on 11 Feb 2013 by John Kawczynski

By John E. Kawczynski Field Womack & Kawczynski, LLC . South Amboy, New Jersey In Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida, 2013 U.S. LEXIS 907 , 568 U.S. ____, 184 L. Ed. 2d 604 (Jan 15, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to determine whether... Read More

2012 Annual Longshore Conference
Posted on 13 Jul 2012 by Ralph Lorberbaum

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... Read More

Longshore Act: Deciphering Section 28(b) After Andrepont
Posted on 19 Oct 2012 by Paul B. Howell

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... 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

Longshore Act: Deciphering Section 28(b) After Andrepont
Posted on 19 Oct 2012 by Paul B. Howell

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... Read More

2012 Annual Longshore Conference
Posted on 13 Jul 2012 by Ralph Lorberbaum

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... Read More