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9th Circuit Clarifies Requirements for Order to Qualify as 'Final'

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 1224 | 0 | 19 min read

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an order requiring payment of an injured longshoreman’s future medical expenses was not sufficiently final to support a judicial enforcement action. Case: Grimm v. Vortex Marine Construction, No. 18-15104, 04/16/2019, published. Facts: Terry Grimm worked for Vortex Marine Construction. After he got hurt at work, Grimm filed a claim for benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. An administrative law judge found that Vortex was liable for Grimm’s medical expenses arising from his work-related inju...

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