Change of Leadership at the United States Department of Labor - Longshore Division - Or is it more of the same?
According to the United States Department of Labor website, there has been a change of leadership at the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC). Miranda Chiu apparently is no longer the Director of the DLHWC or Longshore Division.
Many of you may have remembered my reports on Ms. Chiu and her relationship with a large west coast Longshore and Defense Base Act law firm that represents some of the worst performing DBA insurance companies. It will be interesting to see where fate takes Ms. Chiu. As usual, I will keep you posted on any developments.
In the meantime, the acting head of the Longshore Division is Antonio Rios. No it’s not the Mexican soccer player. This Antonio Rios was the former Deputy Director, Division of Federal Employees Compensation.
Richard Stanton was named the Branch Chief of Financial Management, Insurance and Assessment. Mr. Stanton was the Vice President-Risk Management at Maher Terminals.
At first it seemed like, once again, this is management taking over the United States Department of Labor.
In coming posts I will discuss Mr. Richard Stanton in more detail.
In the meantime, I will keep on keeping on...
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However, I pride myself on trying to bring you the truth. As my friend John says, "It takes a big man to admit he is wrong." (Or a big woman). I may have jumped the gun on Mr. Stanton. It is true that Mr. Stanton works for Maher Terminals. However, Mr. Stanton seems to have represented Longshoremen in t he past also. So - even though I wrote this post - I may be corrected. Perhaps Mr. Stanton might not be the big bad wolf. I know, he worked for Maher Terminals. But, check out this decision: Here is the BRB case James Barbara v. Global Terminal.
Here is where the Third Circuit agreed with Mr. Stanton's position. Maybe Mr. Stanton is not the big bad wolf after all.