Did anyone else notice that the Benefits Review Board went on a tear in January and February 2014 with respect to Longshore attorney fee decisions? See below:
Leffard v. Eagle Marine Servs., BRB No. 13-0199 (Jan. 17, 2014) (addressing hourly rate, fee petition evidence, and time spent preparing a response to employers’ objection to claimant’s counsel’s fee petition).
Modar v. Maritime Servs. Corp., BRB No. 13-0319 (Jan. 17, 2014) (affirming district director’s decision to “enhance counsel’s attorney’s fee for services performed in 2004 and 2005 by using 2008 hourly rates rather than 2012 hourly rates….”).
Keniston v. Crowley Marine Services, BRB No. 13-0197 (Jan. 31, 2014) (addressing hourly rate, fee petition supporting evidence, and “escalating routing discovery disputes with unnecessary filings that waste the time of both parties and the court.”).
And finally, the Sallyport Global Services claims, all of which are interrelated:
(Note: I originally published this post on Navigable Waters: A Maritime, Longshore and Defense Base Act Blog.)