Plaintiffs-appellants appeal from the district court's judgment affirming a decision of the Benefits Review Board that affirmed an administrative law judge's decision awarding temporary total disability and medical benefits to the defendant-appellant. The defendant-appellant's claim for "other . . . problems associated with [his arm] injury and working conditions in Iraq" is insufficient to constitute a claim to which the 33 U.S.C. §920(a) presumption applies. The BRB's decision and order is reversed; the ALJ's award is vacated and remanded. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-20228, 02-15-2013.
Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
April 18, 2013