Third Party Claims in Workers’ Compensation: A Proposal to Do More with Less

Merton C. Bernstein
This Article proposes the abolition of third party suits and suggests a new system to obtain supplementation from third parties without suit with which to pay improved workers’ compensation. This system would reduce employer and third party costs and increase employee compensation benefits, spread those benefits more equitably, and better serve the goal of allocating cost according to degree of risk, without sacrificing either safety incentives or moral values which…

Keeping the Qualified Pension Plan Qualified and Recognizing the Tax Effects of Disqualification

Kerry L. Ervin, Cathy J. Jones and Steven J. Stogel
There are approximately 500,000 qualified pension plans in the United States, and all must be amended to comply with ERISA. As of November 1976, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had received approximately 115,000 requests for determination letters. Upon completion of this massive qualfication process, attention in the pension plan area will shift to the actual operation of the plan under ERISA. This Article discusses some of the anticipated problems in…

RX for Copyright Death

Richard L. Barnes and Francis M. Nevins Jr.
This Article examines the effect of the copyright law on three situations. In the first, the author of an underlying work licenses the creation of a derivative work for a fixed period. In the second, the contract between author and licensee is silent on whether it continues through the underlying work’s renewal period. And in the third situation, although the contract continues through the renewal period, the author of the…

Social Insecurity: A Comment on Books by Shore and Drucker

William C. Jones and Wilbur C. Leatherberry