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Roberts v. Sea-Land Services

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1399 9th Cir. Jan 11, 2012
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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.

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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