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Upcoming Events

MAY 31, 2007

2:30 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.
PANEL TOPIC: Coast to Coast, Recent Legal Decisions and Claimant’s Attorney’s Fees.

Frank B. Hugg will present a 15 minute summary of recent developments in the Ninth Circuit, cases from the Benefits Review Board, and significant trial decisions from the Office of Administrative Law Judge. Recent new cases from the West Coast involve the covered status of construction/ harbor workers, Jones Act vs. Longshore entitlement, and the ever changing law of liability for two injury claims under the Price doctrine. He will participate in 15 minute joint session about claimant’s fee awards from the Ninth Circuit, whose decisions are contrary to interpretation of section 928 by the majority of the other circuits.