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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 6
2020

Attorneys selected to the 2020 Texas Rising Stars list

Brown Sims is pleased to announce Tarush Anand, Collin Seipel, and Casey Armstrong’s selection to the Super Lawyers 2020 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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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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