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Longshore Legal Briefs

The Longshore Legal Briefs are briefs filed on behalf of the Director, OWCP, and state his position on the issue before the court of appeals in that case. The court of appeals� decision should be consulted in order to determine the result reached by the court. This page is intended to provide selected briefs on issues of special interest, and will be updated periodically.

The Longshore Legal Brief documents are typically available in both .htm and .pdf format. NOTE - in order to view and/or print PDF documents you must have a PDF viewer (e.g., Amber or Acrobat Reader) available on your workstation). Also, when printing these files please remember to use the Acrobat Reader print icon and NOT your browser's print icon.

Second Circuit

Russell Jensen v. Weeks Marine, Inc. and Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor (filed September 12, 2003) (346 F.3d 273, 37 BRBS 99(CRT)(2nd Cir. 2003))

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Fourth Circuit

Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company v. Director, OWCP (Brickhouse) (filed May 16, 2002) (315 F.3d 286, 36 BRBS 85(CRT)(4th Cir. 2002))

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Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company v. Director, OWCP (Winn) (filed October 5, 2000) (326 F.3d 427, 37 BRBS 29(CRT)(4th Cir. 2003))

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Fifth Circuit

Avondale Industries, Inc. v. Alario (filed October 4, 2002) ( — F.3d —, 2003 WL 23018913 (5th Cir. 2003))

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New Orleans Stevedores v. Director, OWCP (Ibos) (filed December 11, 2001) (317 F.3d 480 (5th Cir. 2003))

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Mobil Mining & Minerals v. Nixson (filed 1999) (209 F.3d 719 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 531 U.S. 978 (2000))

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Ninth Circuit

Director, OWCP v. Container Stevedoring Co. (Benjamin) (filed July 25, 2001) (Stevedoring Services of America v. Director, OWCP (Benjamin), 297 F.3d 797 (9th Cir. 2002))

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General Construction Co. v. Castro (amicus), December 12, 2003

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Everitt v. Stevedoring Services of America (petition for review of final order), July 14, 2003

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Dilts v. Todd Shipyards (respondent), December 19, 2003 (PDF format)

Eleventh Circuit

Bianco v. Georgia Pacific Corp. (filed April 26, 2002) (304 F.3d 1053 (11th Cir. 2002))

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The following are briefs of import on Longshore-related issues filed by the Solicitor General's Office in the U.S. Supreme Court

Stewart v. Dutra Constr. Co., No. 03-814 (amicus supporting petitioner), May 21, 2004

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