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That’s Not My Kid! Board Clarifies Definition Of “Child” Under The Longshore Act

On February 25, 2014, the Benefits Review Board rendered its decision in Smith v. Mt. Mitchell, LLC, ____BRBS____ (D.O.L. Ben. Rev. Bd. Feb. 25, 2014), which affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s decision and order,...more

Eastern District of Louisiana Rules that Factual Portions of Incident Report by Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement...

by Baker Donelson on

In the new world of shared regulatory oversight between the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and BSEE on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), a mundane devil-in-the-details – but nonetheless vitally important question – had...more

Weekly Law Resume - May 19, 2011: Torts - Ship Owner Has No Duty to Warn Maritime Contractor Employees of Asbestos-Related Hazards...

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Alan Bartholomew v. SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. Court of Appeal, First District (March 16, 2011) Alan Bartholomew was employed between 1977 and 1980 as a marine machinist at West Winds, a maritime ship repair contractor. He...more

Hip Fracture Leads to RSD - $3,500,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Upheld on Appeal

by John Hochfelder on

On July 21, 2003, George Brown had been employed as a seaman without missing a day of work for over 30 years. Working as a barge captain on a 376 foot long ocean going vessel carrying 120,000 barrels of oil, Brown fell about...more

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