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June 30
2020

July 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update

July 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update (No. 254) Notes from your Updater: On June 1, 2020, Chief Administrative Law Judge Henley issued an order extending indefinitely the moratorium on in-person hearings where participants are physically in the same location and ordering that … Read full post…

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June 1
2020

June 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update

June 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update (No. 253) Notes from your Updater: We have seen the Federal Officer Removal Statute in a number of contexts, including removal of asbestos-exposure cases by shipyards (February and March 2020 and July 2019 Updates), removal of … Read full post…

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May 4
2020

May 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update

May 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update (No. 252) Notes from your Updater: Effective April 6, 2020, the administration of the Longshore Program of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs was consolidated into three compensation districts, Eastern, Southern, and Western with sub-offices in … Read full post…

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April 1
2020

April 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update

April 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update (No. 251) Notes from your Updater: On March 6, 2020, the Fourth Circuit issued its decision in Mayor & City Council of Baltimore v. BP, P.L.C. (No. 19-1644). The suit was brought by the Mayor and … Read full post…

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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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