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Metropolitan Stevedore Co. v. Rambo

Docket No.: 94-820
Argued: April 25, 1995
Decided: June 12, 1995

Topics:

Longshoremen and Harbor Workers' Compensation, Economic Activity, Election of Remedies

PartyNames: METROPOLITAN STEVEDORE COMPANY, Petitioner v. John RAMBO et al.
Petitioner: Metropolitan Stevedore Co.
Respondent: Rambo

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 28 F.3d 86
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Metropolitan Stevedore Co.
v.
Rambo
515 U.S. 291 (1995)
Other Citations: 115 S.Ct. 2144132 L.Ed.2d 226 (515 U.S.
Question:

Does the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act allow a party to seek modification of a disability award on the ground of change in conditions, when there has been no change in the employee's physical condition but rather an increase in the employee's wage-earning capacity due to the acquisition of new skills?

Metropolitan Stevedore Co. v. Rambo
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 25, 1995

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Metropolitan Stevedore Co., 1 vote(s) against

Metropolitan Stevedore Co. v. Rambo
Case Documents

1Opinion in Metropolitan Stevedore Co. v. Rambo
2Opinion in Metropolitan Stevedore Co. v. Rambo
Additional documents for this case are pending review.