Frank Towers Successfully Represents an Employer on a Longshore Case
On April 19, 2018, Chief Judge Romero of the Covington ALJ granted the Section 22 Modification of HII/Avondale Operations in finding that the Employer successfully demonstrated suitable alternative employment. Because the claimant sustained a scheduled disability, a demonstration of suitable alternative employment resulted in a complete cessation of Longshore indemnity benefits for the claimant thus resulting in a “zero” verdict for the Employer. Prior to the hearing the claimant demanded $100,000 in settlement.
“Felicia Nova-Dearenado v. HII/Avondale Operations” case no. 2017-LHC-1009