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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 18
2020

Florida Supreme Court Considers an Insurance Carrier’s Standing to Pursue Malpractice Claim Against Counsel Hired to Defend Insured; Arch Insurance v. Kubicki Draper, LLP, Case No. SC19-673

By Cody L. Frank – Associate, Miami, FL On June 6, 2019, the Florida Supreme Court granted petition to decide whether an insurer has standing to maintain a malpractice action against counsel hired to represent the insured where the insurer … 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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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 14
2020

Texas Supreme Court will decide whether the judge or jury decides if a worker is a borrowed servant under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

On February 14, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court granted a petition for review and announced that it will hear oral argument in W&T Offshore, Inc. v. Fredieu (No. 18-1134). Wesley Fredieu was injured on W&T Offshore’s platform on the outer … Read full post…

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