Sometimes, longshore claims reach a point where a judge has to get involved. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a pause to many court proceedings, as judges explore different methods to hear cases and ensure their backlog doesn’t get out of control. In this episode, recorded on May 5, 2020, Dave Widener of The American Equity Underwriters sits down with Brian McElreath, a partner at the law firm of Lueder, Larkin & Hunter and an expert in both longshore and state workers’ compensation systems. Dave and Brian discuss how the litigation of longshore claims has changed during the pandemic, including a shift to virtual hearings and mediations, and a timeline for when legal proceedings may resume in certain states.
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