No. 78-1417.

587 F.2d 608 (1978)

UNIVERSAL TERMINAL & STEVEDORING CORP. and Midland Insurance Company, Petitioners, v. Wardell PARKER and Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, UNITED STATES Department of Labor, Respondents.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided November 17, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Leonard J. Linden, Linden & Gallagher, New York City, for petitioners.

Mary A. Sheehan, U. S. Dept. of Labor, Office of the Sol., Washington, D. C., for respondents.

Before ROSENN and WEIS, Circuit Judges and FISHER, District Judge.


WEIS, Circuit Judge.

The Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act encourages employers to pay injured employees voluntarily and promptly. If the employer contests the obligation to pay compensation, the statute requires that a notice of controversion be filed within 14 days after notice of the injury. The Benefits Review Board has construed that provision to require that a notice...

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