COLLATERAL SOURCE RULE FOR WRITTEN-OFF LHWCA MEDICAL EXPENSES

By Caitlin Morgenstern of Koch & Schmidt posted in Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The primary issue before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Deperrodil v. Bozovic Marine Inc., No. 16-30009, 5th Cir., Nov. 17, 2017 was whether the collateral source rule allows plaintiff to recover the unpaid, written-off portion of his billed […]

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LIABILITY UNDER A VESSEL’S ACTIVE CONTROL DUTY

By Caitlin Morgenstern of Koch & Schmidt posted in Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act on Friday, September 2, 2016. In Kitchens v. Solt Tankers B.V., the plaintiff suit against the defendant alleging claims under ยง 905(b) of the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act (LHWCA). The plaintiff alleged that he was injured while he descended the defendant’s vessel’s stairs. The plaintiff further alleged […]

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