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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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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 20
2019

Attorney Taylor Lambert selected to the 2020 Louisiana Rising Stars list

Brown Sims is pleased to announce Taylor Lambert’s selection to the Super Lawyers 2020 Louisiana Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers … 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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