By Steven M. Birnbaum, Law Offices of Steven M. Birnbaum, San Rafael, California
Section 908(a)(13) (33 U.S.C.S. § 908(a)(13)(E)) defines compensation for disability under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C.S. §...
By John E. Kawczynski, Field, Womack & Kawczynski, LLC, South Amboy, New Jersey
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has introduced the “Defense Base Act Insurance...
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, affirmed in relevant part the dismissal of a class action lawsuit that alleged several government contractors, insurance companies, and third parties (“contractors”) had committed...
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
In Conjunction with
The United States Department of Labor
DOL West Coast Symposium III
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
San Francisco Federal Bldg., 90 7th Street, Joint Auditorium B-040...
Larson's Spotlight on Independent Medical Examination, Intoxication, Intentional Tort, and Defense Base Act. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'...
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...
By Karen Koenig, Associate General Counsel, Longshore Benefits Review Board, United States Department of Labor Washington, D.C.
On April 30, 2014, Chairman and Chief Administrative Appeals Judge Nancy S. Dolder retired after 29 years of...
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...
By Karen Koenig, Associate General Counsel, Longshore Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
BRB Personnel News
The membership of the Benefits Review Board has changed quite a bit in the past year. Judge Betty Jean Hall, who has been...
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...
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...
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...
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...
By Karen Koenig, Associate General Counsel, Longshore, Benefits Review Board, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
BRB Statistical Update
The Board began this fiscal year in October 2011 with 148 pending Longshore appeals. During the...
The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an award of death benefits under the Defense Base Act (DBA) to the widow of an employee who died in an auto accident in Tbilisi, Georgia, while traveling by taxi to shop for groceries. The employee worked for...