High Court Clarifies Injury Benefits Cap In Sea-Land Row

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 3:17 PM EDT) -- The cap on benefits for injured employees under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act should be calculated based on when they become disabled, not when a compensation order is issued, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, rejecting a former Sea-Land Services Inc. worker's appeal.

In an 8-1 ruling, the nation's highest court shot down former Sea-Land gatehouse dispatcher Dana Roberts' argument that he was entitled to benefits at the statutory maximum rate for 2007 — when an administrative law judge awarded him benefits — not...
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