Golden Gate University Law Review


Jill Bennett


In Coloma u. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs the Ninth Circuit considered whether a cook who worked in a dining facility located on a longwharf was a "maritime employee" and therefore eligible to qualify for benefits under the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). The Ninth Circuit held that because the cook's duties did not involve loading or unloading a vessel, he was not a "maritime employee" and was ineligible for workers' compensation benefits under the LHWCA.

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