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Ingalls Shipbuilding v. Office of Worker's Comp. Prog.

Docket No.: 95-1081
Argued: November 12, 1996
Decided: February 18, 1997

Topics:

Longshoremen and Harbor Workers' Compensation, Judicial Power, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Article I, Civil Procedure, EPA, Occupational Safety and Health Act, judicial review

PartyNames: INGALLS SHIPBUILDING, INC., et al., Petitioners, v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, et al.
Petitioner: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Respondent: Office of Worker's Comp. Prog.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 75 F.3d 929
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Ingalls Shipbuilding
v.
Office of Worker's Comp. Prog.
519 U.S. 248 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 796136 L.Ed.2d 736 (519 U.S. 2
Question:

Is an injured worker's spouse, who may be eligible to receive death benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act after the worker dies, a "person entitled to compensation" when the spouse enters into a settlement agreement with a third party before the worker's death?

Ingalls Shipbuilding v. Office of Worker's Comp. Prog.
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 12, 1996

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Office of Worker's Comp. Prog., 0 vote(s) against

Ingalls Shipbuilding v. Office of Worker's Comp. Prog.
Case Documents

1Opinion in Ingalls Shipbuilding v. Office of Worker's Comp. Prog.
2Opinion in Ingalls Shipbuilding v. Office of Worker's Comp. Prog.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.