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September 17
2020

The Department of Labor announced the National Average Weekly Wage, Maximum and Minimum Compensation Rates, and Annual Adjustments under Section 10(f) of the LHWCA, Effective October 1, 2020.

The Department of Labor has announced the national average weekly wage that will be applicable for the 12-month period beginning October 1, 2020.  The National Average Weekly Wage beginning on October 1, 2020, and extending to September 30, 2021, is … Read full post…

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August 14
2020

Fifth Circuit judges suggest en banc consideration be given to the court’s precedents on seaman status as they are inconsistent with the teaching of the Supreme Court; Sanchez v. Smart Fabricators of Texas, L.L.C., No. 19-20506 (5th Cir. Aug. 14, 2020) (Davis).

Gilbert Sanchez was employed by Smart Fabricators as a welder for 67 days. He spent 61 of those 67 days on two Enterprise jack-up vessels. He worked 48 days (72% of his employment) on the ENTERPRISE WFD 350, a jack-up … Read full post…

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August 13
2020

Citizens Property Ins. v. Manor House – July 2020

On October 4, 2019, the Florida Supreme Court granted petition to decide whether an insured, in a first-party breach of contract suit, can recover extra-contractual, consequential damages due to an insurer’s alleged failure to timely investigate and pay a claim. … Read full post…

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July 31
2020

August 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update

August 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update (No. 255) Notes from your Updater: Opinions from the suit brought on behalf of the special-needs children and their families arising from the winter storm that struck the ANTHEM OF THE SEAS have been discussed in … Read full post…

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July 21
2020

California court ruled that passengers quarantined on a cruise ship after an outbreak of COVID-19 could not recover for fear of contracting the virus while confined on the ship.

California court ruled that passengers quarantined on a cruise ship after an outbreak of COVID-19 could not recover for fear of contracting the virus while confined on the ship;Weissberger v. Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd., No. 2:20-cv-2267 c/w Nos. 2:20-cv-2328, 2:20-cv-2361, … Read full post…

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