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June 4
2021

June 2021 Longshore/Maritime Update

June 2021 Longshore/Maritime Update (No. 265) Notes from your Updater: The Benefits Review Board recently posted additional decisions at the website below. Published decisions have been posted through 2020. Unpublished decisions have been posted through April 2021. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/brb/decisions On the … Read full post…

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May 11
2021

Supplement to monthly Update on Sanchez en banc decision

En banc Fifth Circuit corrected its interpretation of the test for seaman status; Sanchez v. Smart Fabricators of Texas, L.L.C., No. 19-20506 (5th Cir. ­­­May 11, 2021) (en banc) (Davis). Opinion For more than 200 years, American courts have struggled … Read full post…

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April 30
2021

May 2021 Longshore/Maritime Update

May 2021 Longshore/Maritime Update (No. 264) Notes from your Updater: On April 19, 2021, the United States Supreme Court declined to issue a writ of certiorari in No. 20-963, Walton v. Virginial International Terminals, LLC, in which the petition presented … Read full post…

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April 2
2021

April 2021 Longshore/Maritime Update

April 2021 Longshore/Maritime Update (No. 263) Notes from your Updater: The Department of Labor, Division of Federal Employees, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, has posted guidance on COVID-19 claims in two sections: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/owcp/dlhwc/Covid-19 https://www.dol.gov/agencies/owcp/dlhwc/Covid-19-Employers-and-Carriers The guidance is also available at … Read full post…

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March 23
2021

Brown Sims Attorneys selected to the 2021 Texas Rising Stars list

Brown Sims is pleased to announce Casey Armstrong, Tarush Anand and Alexandra Grover selection to the Super Lawyers 2021 Texas Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the … Read full post…

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