Reassigned Worker May Be Seaman:  District Court of Oregon Refuses to Adopt Fifth Circuit Fraudulent Pleadings Rule By: Nick Bergeron Leloff v. Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, Ltd., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82375, No. 3:16-cv-00539-MO, 2016 WL 3457166, *1 (D. Ore. 6/23/2016)…

Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Maritime Punitive Damage Award of 184:1 Ratio By: Morgan Moone Warren v. Shelter Mut. Ins. Co., 2016 La. App. LEXIS 1319, 15-354 (La.App. 3 Cir. 06/29/16).  This case involves three appeals. The most…

Dear Loyola Maritime Law Journal supporters: We are currently seeking articles for our Winter 2016 and Spring 2017 publication. If you are interested in writing an article for the journal, please contact Patrick Gabb, 2016/17 Articles Editor, or John Yadamec,…

Federal Register Cite for DOL Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments The citation to the July 1 publication of the DOL Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments can be found at: 81 FR 43430 81 FR 43430-01; 2016 WL 3551971(F.R.)

U.S. DOL Announces New Rules To Adjust Civil Penalties for Inflation In response to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment and Improvements Act of 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor on June 30, 2016 announced two interim final rules to…

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