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Substantial Evidence Must Have Some Substance
Posted on 12 Oct 2015 by Stephen C. Embry

By Stephen C. Embry, Embry and Neusner, Groton, Connecticut Science, clinical medicine, and the law live in the same city but in different neighborhoods. Each of the disciplines is concerned with the development and organization of information to answer... Read More

Pennsylvania: Divorced Spouse May Attach Husband’s LHWCA Benefits to Collect Unpaid Alimony
Posted on 7 Nov 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Pennsylvania court has affirmed a trial court’s order that determined that an injured worker’s Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act benefits could be attached to pay the worker’s alimony obligation. The ex-husband had... Read More

Federal: D.C. Circuit Court Dismisses RICO Action for Alleged Tortious Conduct Related to Defense Base Act Claims
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

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... Read More

Injury to the Ear, Tinnitus: Is it More of an Injury Than We Think? Are We Missing Something Here?
Posted on 12 Jul 2013 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

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. §... Read More

The Undocumented Longshore Claimant: Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., et al. v. Rodriguez
Posted on 5 Jun 2010 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

Bollinger hired Rodriguez as a pipefitter based on false information he provided--that he was a U.S. citizen, and a false Social Security number. When he fell injuring his back, Bollinger paid some compensation and reimbursed some medical care. They stopped... Read More

DOL Seeks Comments on New Longshore Regulations
Posted on 24 Aug 2010 by John Kawczynski

By John E. Kawcyznski, Member, Field, Womack & Kawczynski The Department of Labor has begun the process of formal rulemaking in response to the amendment to Section 902(3)(F) with respect to the expanded sixty-five foot recreational vessel exclusion... Read More