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Tort/Negligence – Workers' Comp – LHWCA – Equitable Lien (access required)

Where the injured plaintiff initially received payments, without benefit of a formal award, under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. § 901, but after an administrative law judge later found that plaintiff was a "seaman" and not a "longshoreman" covered by the LHWCA, plaintiff filed a negligence action against the federal ...

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