Morrison Mahoney Partner Ted Murphy obtained a defense verdict in a Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act case for our client, a large marine defense contractor. The plaintiff contended that his back injury and need for fusion surgery was related to his many years of strenuous work as a ship fitter. After evaluating competing opinions from four back specialists, a federal administrative law judge ruled that plaintiff did not meet his burden of proving causation and entered judgment for our client on all claims.