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Administrative – Labor & Employment – Public Employees – EEOICPA – Civil Practice – Sovereign Immunity – Waiver (access required)

Hammond v. United States (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-076-14, 13 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 1:13-cv-00139; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff alleges that, knowing his father, James Hammond, was dying, the U.S. Department of Labor nevertheless delayed payment of the benefits due him ...

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Administrative – Workers’ Compensation – LHWCA – Discovery – Medical Records – Appeals (access required)

Washington v. SSA Cooper, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-065-14, 12 pp.) (Richard Mark Gergel, J.) 2:13-cv-00393; D.S.C. Holding: When a claimant disagrees with an administrative law judge’s interlocutory ruling under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the claimant cannot ...

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Administrative – Social Security – Disability – Hip Pain – Sedentary Capacity – Sitting Requirement (access required)

Sumter v. Colvin (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-051-14, 10 pp.) (Richard Mark Gergel, J.) 5:12-cv-02223; D.S.C. Holding: The administrative law judge gave credence to the opinion of plaintiff’s treating specialist that hip pain from plaintiff’s seronegative oligoarthritis left plaintiff unable to ...

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