The LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Community recently posted a great article entitled, “Resolving Longshore Claims Through Settlements and Stipulations.” The post was authored by Yelena Zaslavskaya, the Senior Attorney for Longshore, Office of Administrative Law Judges. I don’t want to steal any thunder from the post by reprinting portions here. Instead, use this link to access the article. You will find a great discussion about the two most important methods used to resolve Longshore and Defense Base Act claims: stipulations and settlements.
Here are some recent gems: LexisNexis’ Workers’ Compensation Law Community published Vickers Decision: Inapplicability of Sec. 20(a) Presumption to Secondary Conditions Under the LHWCA. As the name suggests, the article addressees the applicability (or, rather, inapplicability) of the Section 20(a) presumption to “secondary conditions.” The AEU Longshore Blog published Issue: Exemption for Small Vessel Facilities, which identifies the procedure for obtaining an exemption certificate. Finally, John’s Longshore and Defense Base Act Blog published No Intentional Tort Exception Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, wherein John Chamberlain addresses the Western District of Louisiana’s recent Latimer decision. (Note: I originally published this post on Navigable Waters: A Maritime, Longshore and Defense Base Act Blog.)