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A Day At The Beach: Fifth Circuit Rejects Expansive Situs Definition For LHWCA Comp In BP Beach Cleaning Case

The Fifth Circuit recently reversed, per curiam, a district court decision finding that a contract worker cleaning oiled beaches near Grand Isle, Louisiana, in the wake of the 2010 Macondo oil spill qualified as a...more

Texas Supreme Court Opinions and Orders (6/14, pt. 2)

No. 11-0810, LAN/STV, J.V. v. Martin K. Eby Construction Co. - In a unanimous opinion by Chief Justice Hecht, the Court held that the economic loss rule does not allow a general contractor to recover increased costs of...more

Employer’s Notice Of Controversion (LS-207) Does Not Eviscerate Holding Of Andrepont

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Lincoln v. Director OWCP (Ceres Marine Terminals, Inc.) No. 13-1594 (March 11, 2014), was recently asked to address the effect of the employer filing a notice of...more

Going In-Depth with the Laws Governing Injured Oil Spill Workers Claims

A detailed analysis of when each set of laws might apply to an injured workers involved in the Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill clean up....more

Oil Spill likely to Lead to Flood of Workers Compensation Claims

Injuries to under-equipped and inadequately trained workers resulting from exposure to crude oil and other hazards will create new and possibly devastating liabilities for employers and workers’ compensation insurance...more

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