Merry Montagna, Hampton Roads!
Seasons Greetings! Each year the lawyers at Montagna Klein Camden sponsor a local family in need. We get all the inside info, like wish lists for the big day and details about home life needs. Each of our attorneys and staff members are invited to participate by bringing in gifts and canned food, to be […] READ MORE
Negotiations Resume Between ILWU & PMA
In the wake of the standstill many western ports have become backed up by people as well as shipping containers; docks and rail lines have been overwhelmed by a recent frac sand trend; and the waterways have become clogged with excessive traffic. The real concern, however, is that the Longshore Union members have been working […] READ MORE
McDonald Decision Tony McDonald v. CP&O, LLC. BRB No.: 11-0735 (June 28, 2012) Issue: Claimant appealed the Decision of the ALJ, who determined that Claimant did not establish that he suffered an independent leg injury on September 21, 2006. His entitlement to temporary partial disability benefits for the requested periods were denied because he failed […] READ MORE
ILWU – PMA Negotiations On Hold
Members of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have spent the past seven months fighting for contract extensions, to no avail. Although tensions are at an all-time high over at the West Coast Ports, the labor negotiations have been put on hold until December. The PMA covers longshore workers in Tacoma, Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, and […] READ MORE
Changes to LHWCA?
A Pennsylvania Superior Court Case was filed early this month that could change the way we interpret the law. In the case of Betty Uveges VS. Samuel Uveges, an appeal was filed in January 2014, with the intention of attaching the husband’s disability benefits to the alimony payments made to the wife. Mr. Uveges is […] READ MORE
Did you know that cars have Black Boxes too?
A recent decision made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration paves the way for a new era of vehicular safety. As of September 1, 2014, all new vehicles manufactured are required to be equipped with a black box, just like airplanes. Officially known as Event Data Recorders, these EDRs may soon change the way […] READ MORE
What Are the Steps that a Norfolk Divorce Lawyer Takes in a Divorce Action?
A Norfolk divorce lawyer begins a divorce action by filing a Complaint for divorce in the Circuit Court. At least one party must be a bona fide resident and domiciliary of Virginia for six months preceding the commencement of the suit. The venue or location of the Circuit Court for the divorce action is generally […] READ MORE
Anthony Montagna III Joins Firm
Anthony Montagna III Joins Montagna Klein Camden, L.L.P. As Partner Norfolk, VA (June 14, 2013) — Montagna Klein Camden, L.L.P. announced today that Anthony Montagna III, previously of Montagna & Montagna P.C., has joined the law firm as its newest partner. Following the closure of Montagna & Montagna P.C., “Tony” III joins his uncle Charles […] READ MORE
PENDING LAYOFFS DUE TO CONGRESS’ INABILITY TO FUNCTION EFFICIENTLY
What rights does an injured worker have? With potential layoffs pending on the Waterfront, many injured workers must be asking how they can compete in the open labor market to find new employment to support their families. Finding a job in today’s down economy is hard enough. Add a disabling injury to this economy, and […] READ MORE
Concurrent Jurisdiction for Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Ends July 1, 201
Virginia House Bill 153 went into effect on July 1, 2012. Any work injuries which occur after that date will not be covered under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act if they are covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. This means that Longshoremen and Shipyard workers who are covered under the Longshore and […] READ MORE