Recently, I had the privilege of preparing an article about the oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the Roberts v. Sea-Land Services case. The article was posted on LexisNexis’ Workers Compensation Community page, and it can be found at this link.
There is a healthy Longshore community over at LexisNexis, and for good reason. Here are some of the Longshore-related posts I enjoyed:
- LHWCA: Responsible Employer Determination in Cases Involving Multiple Traumatic Injuries: Seeking Analytical Clarity by Yelena Zaslavskaya. For those who may not have been there, Ms. Zaslavskaya’s article about attorney’s fee rates, Longshore Act: Reasonable Hourly Rate Determination — Overview of Recent Decisions, received a lot of well-deserved kudos at the 2011 Annual Longshore Conference. I expect her Responsible Employer article will receive the same.
- As Iraq War Winds Down, Some DBA Issues Are Resolved While Others Remain in Dispute by Mark A. Reinhalter. This article presents a helpful overview of the Defense Base Act, and discusses some of the DBA’s nuances, like average weekly wage determinations and jurisdiction issues.
- Diligent Search for Work or Just Diddling Around by Paul B. Howell. There is a great list of cases establishing what is not a diligent search for work.
- The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: One Hundred Years Later by Stephen C. Embry. History buffs will enjoy this take on the unfortunate events that led New York to enact a workers’ compensation scheme (the model for the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act).
(Note: I originally published this post on Navigable Waters: A Maritime, Longshore and Defense Base Act Blog.)