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As a final follow up on our previous posts (here and here) monitoring Meche v. Doucet’s progression through the court system, we report that on October 5, 2015, the United States Supreme Court denied writs. As previously reported, in Meche, 777 F.3d 237 (5th Cir. Jan. 22, 2015), the Fifth Circuit expanded

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On May 26, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launched a new website to provide the public and industry interests with nationally-issued Notices To Navigation Interests (NTNI).  The new website can be found here.  The new site allows users to search NTNIs by keywords, providing a new-user friendly interface. The site will keep navigation

In its most recent decision regarding Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) coverage, namely New Orleans Depot Services, Inc. v. Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, 718 F.3d 384 (5th Cir. 2013) (en banc), the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals defined “adjoining” as used in the LHWCA to mean “bordering on or contiguous with navigable waters.” In doing so, the Court expressly overruled its own precedent found in Texports Stevedore Co. v. Winchester, 632 F.2d 504 (5th Cir. 1980) (en banc), and the Court adopted the interpretation of the statutory language proffered by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Sidwell v. Express Container Services, Inc., 71 F.3d 1134 (4th Cir. 1995).

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