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Texas: Issue of Jones Act “Vessel” Status is Fact-Intensive
Posted on 17 Aug 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Noting that whether a vessel is or is not “in navigation” for Jones Act purposes is a fact-intensive question normally for the jury, and not the court, to decide, a Texas court reversed a state trial court’s decision granting summary... Read More

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Federal: Offshore Oil Platform Not a Vessel; No Longshore Benefits Due for Injury
Posted on 26 Aug 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

An offshore oil platform nicknamed “Big Foot” was not a “vessel” since it had no means of self-propulsion, had no steering mechanism or rudder, and had an unraked bow, held the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Noting also that the... Read More

US: Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Spar is Not a “Vessel”; Jones Act Claim Fails
Posted on 1 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A worker employed on “the Mad Dog,” an oil and gas spar platform in the Gulf of Mexico on the Outer Continental Shelf and injured when he was testing one of the Mad Dog’s lifeboats was not a “seaman” under the Jones Act and... Read More

Federal: 5th Circuit Finds Offshore Platform Welder Was Not “Seaman” for Jones Act Purposes
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a borrowing employer who had been sued by its borrowed employee, a welder, after the welder sustained injuries when gasses exploded while... 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

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (1/21/2013)
Posted on 22 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom 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: NCCI Posts Report on Medical Services for Claims 20... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (11/19/2010)
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Psychiatric Injury, Domestic Servant, Tort Claim, Employee Status, and LHWCA Coverage. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More