Roberts v. Sea-Land Services
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 11, 2012
|Mar 20, 2012||8-1||Sotomayor||OT 2011|
Holding: An employee is “newly awarded compensation” for purposes of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act when he first becomes disabled and thereby becomes statutorily entitled to benefits, no matter whether, or when, a compensation order issues on his behalf.
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Judgment: Affirmed, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on March 20, 2012. Justice Ginsburg filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part.
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