On August 26, 2016, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued its final requirements for offshore oil and gas production technologies.  The requirements were last updated in 1988. They go into effect 60 days after publication on August 26,…

On August 19, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued this order regarding deadline extensions following the recent flooding in Louisiana. miscellaneous-order-for-flooding

Ninth Circuit Denies Double Dipping for Compensation Benefits under LSHWCA By: Arthur Crais Fenske v. Serv. Emples. Int’l, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15791 (9th Cir., Aug. 26, 2016) While serving in Iraq, the claimant was injured when a suicide…

Rig Owner and Charterer Owe No Duty to Casing Hand on Rig for Allegedly Unsafe Equipment By: Kristen Legendre   Hewitt v. Noble Drilling, US, LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63497 (E.D. La. 2016); 2016 U.S. Dist. WL 2866512 (E.D. La. 2016)….

Commercial Fisherman Held to Be “Nonseafarer” Under Yamaha By: Regan Canfill In re: Marquette Transp. Co. Gulf-Inland, LLC, 2016 U.S.Dist. LeXIS 55468, 2016 WL 1587382 (E.D. La. 2016) In a recent opinion, the United States District Court for the Eastern…

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