Author Archives: Kenneth Engerrand

March 12
2020

Fifth Circuit ruled that a welder, whose duties were performed on rigs that were jacked up, was not a seaman as a matter of law; Sanchez v. Smart Fabricators of Texas, L.L.C., No. 19-20506 (5th Cir. Mar. 11, 2020).

This published decision clarifies the requirement that a worker must have a connection to a vessel or fleet of vessels that is substantial in nature. Gilbert Sanchez asserted that he was a seaman because he worked as a welder on … Read full post…

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March 2
2020

March 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update

March 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update (No. 250) Notes from your Updater: The fact that this is our 25oth edition of the Update calls for thanks to all those who have made the Update possible, particularly its founder, Tom Langan, and to … Read full post…

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February 5
2020

February 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update

February 2020 Longshore Update (No. 249) Note from your Updater: The long dispute over the constitutionality/preemption of the Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention Act (the litigation began in 2005, the year after enactment of the statute) took a new turn when … Read full post…

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January 7
2020

January 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update

January 2020 Longshore Update (No. 248) Notes from your Updater: On December 16, 2019, the Fifth Circuit denied Centaur’s petition for rehearing en banc in Barrios v. Centaur, L.L.C, 942 F.3d 670 (5th Cir. Nov. 19, 2019) (Smith) (December 2019 … Read full post…

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December 4
2019

December 2019 Longshore/Maritime Update

December 2019 Update (No. 247) Notes from your Updater: On November 4, 2019, a jury in federal court in Oregon found in favor of ICTSI Oregon, Inc. that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Local 8 engaged in unlawful … Read full post…

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