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June 1
2020

June 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update

June 2020 Longshore/Maritime Update (No. 253) Notes from your Updater: We have seen the Federal Officer Removal Statute in a number of contexts, including removal of asbestos-exposure cases by shipyards (February and March 2020 and July 2019 Updates), removal of … Read full post…

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May 15
2020

Brown Sims wins defense verdict in $3M breach of contract case when jury finds unanimously for its client.

Miles Klaff and Darah Eckert of our Houston office secured a complete defense verdict on January 23, 2020 in a breach of contract lawsuit filed in Galveston County, Texas. After a thirteen-day trial the jury exonerated the firm’s boat dealership … 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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February 6
2020

Subsidiary of contracting party was required to be named as an additional insured because of interchangeable references to the contracting party and its subsidiaries in the master service agreement; Mays v. C-Dive, L.L.C., No. 19-30106 (5th Cir. Feb. 5, 2020) (Costa)

Four divers employed by C-Dive in the decommissioning of a pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana, were injured in an explosion and brought this suit against C-Dive and the owner of the pipeline, Gulf South Pipeline Company. Gulf … Read full post…

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