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Employer Recapture Of Erisa Contributions Made By Mistake: A Federal Common Law Remedy To Prevent Unjust Enrichment, J. Daniel Plants Jun 1991

Employer Recapture Of Erisa Contributions Made By Mistake: A Federal Common Law Remedy To Prevent Unjust Enrichment, J. Daniel Plants

Michigan Law Review

This Note investigates more fully the policies animating ERISA in order to ascribe an appropriate construction to the mistaken contribution section. Part I analyzes the Ninth Circuit's anomalous implied cause of action theory. Searching the legislative history as well as ERISA's language and structure, this Part finds lacking the requisite expression of congressional intent to support a statutorily implied remedy. As an alternative, Part II explores the appropriateness of common law relief. Part II defends the creation of common law relief by the federal courts as consistent with the direct and indirect evidence suggesting that Congress envisioned judicial ...


Augmenting Erisa With Market Discipline: Transforming Pension Plan Interests Into Securities, Keir N. Dougall May 1991

Augmenting Erisa With Market Discipline: Transforming Pension Plan Interests Into Securities, Keir N. Dougall

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Part I of this Note provides general background information about pension plans and details the problems that ERISA creates because of its dependence on trust law. Part II canvasses recent problems in pension plan governance that courts and pension plan members have faced in takeover defense and social investment contexts, demonstrating that ERISA's use of trust law cannot respond adequately to these problems. Parts I and II draw on an analysis of ERISA presented by Professors Fischel and Langbein but argue that their proposals for changing ERISA inadequately address the problems they identify. Part III argues that the economic ...


Broken Promises Revisited: The Window Of Vulnerability For Surviving Spouses Under Erisa, Camilla E. Watson Mar 1991

Broken Promises Revisited: The Window Of Vulnerability For Surviving Spouses Under Erisa, Camilla E. Watson

Scholarly Works

While there are pervasive problems with the current ERISA legislation, this Article will focus only on survivor benefits and will concentrate in particular on the short-term marriage provision. This Article will maintain that facial neutrality notwithstanding, the short-term marriage provision is discriminatory in effect, grounded in dubious logic, and unsupportable from a historical perspective. In order to demonstrate this, this Article will delve thoroughly into the historical development of ERISA, with particular emphasis on the survivor benefit provisions. The depth to which this Article plumbs the general development of ERISA is intended to demonstrate the weak historical foundation on which ...


Iv. Erisa Mar 1991

Iv. Erisa

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


Closing The Massachusetts Mutual V. Russell Gap: Monetary Damage Awards Under Erisa Section 502(A)(3) Mar 1991

Closing The Massachusetts Mutual V. Russell Gap: Monetary Damage Awards Under Erisa Section 502(A)(3)

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


Policing Cost Containment: The Medicare Peer Review Organization Program, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost Jan 1991

Policing Cost Containment: The Medicare Peer Review Organization Program, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost

Seattle University Law Review

This Article will first examine the problem of health care cost inflation and the payment strategies the Medicare program has adopted to address that problem. It will then discuss the perverse incentives that these payment strategies create, and the role of the PRO program in addressing harmful provider behavior encouraged by those perverse incentives. The Article examines evidence on whether the PRO program is succeeding or failing in this mission, and suggests possible means of improving the effectiveness of the PRO program in policing cost containment. Specifically, it recommends clarifying and strengthening the deterrent role of the PROs, crafting PRO ...


Medicare's Prospective Payment System At Age Eight: Mature Success Or Midlife Crisis?, Bruce C. Vladeck Jan 1991

Medicare's Prospective Payment System At Age Eight: Mature Success Or Midlife Crisis?, Bruce C. Vladeck

Seattle University Law Review

This Article is necessarily a rather selective (for reasons of brevity and reader tolerance) and even subjective attempt to summarize the experience under PPS to date and to suggest some lessons that might be drawn from that experience for the future reform of PPS itself and of payment systems generally. No attempt will be made here to be comprehensive, to explain all the technical details of an inherently and increasingly complex system, nor even to systematically survey the rapidly growing body of literature. But the few issues and themes that clearly stand out will be the focus of most of ...