In local news:

LWCC filed a declaratory suit on March 23rd in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against American Interstate Insurance Co., claiming it has no obligation to cover a workers’ compensation claim. According to, LWCC asserts that it issued a policy for A-Port LLC pursuant to the Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) but contractor USA General would be responsible for comp claims as Defendant American Interstate issued its policy to USA General. On October 31st, 2012, an accident allegedly occurred that involved Willie J. Walton. Walton is the alleged employee of USA General contracted as a rigger on the premises of A-Port. LWCC claims that it is not a party to the Walton suit and is asking the court to declare that it is not liable to cover Walton or pay reimbursement to defendant.

Read further coverage here. Read the filing from LWCC here: LWCC v American Interstate Insurance Company

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