Keeton, Robert E. Papers, 1962-1977: Finding Aid.
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Creator: Keeton, Robert E.
Title: Papers, 1962-1977
Quantity: 1 collection (60 boxes, 17 Paige boxes)
Abstract: This collection containes materials relating to Keeton's Automobile Claims Study.
The Study was initiated in 1963 to survey the automobile insurance system, suggest
reform by introducing a new concept of liability in automobile accidents, and propose
legislation based on the new concept. The Study focused in particular on circumstances
in Massachusetts, and it led to the passage of the Massachusetts Personal Injury Protection
Act of 1970 and subsequent acts.
Gift of Robert E. Keeton in 1980.
Prepared by Erika Chadbourn and staff, 1980.
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Keeton, Robert E., Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, 02138.
B.B.A. 1940, LL.B 1941, University of Texas; S.J.D. 1956, Harvard.
Law practice, Houston, Texas, 1941-1942, 1945-1951.
Law teaching, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1951-1953; Harvard University,
Active duty, USNR, 1942-1945.
Admitted to practice, Texas, 1941; Massachusetts, 1954.
Author of law review articles, primarily in the areas of Torts and Insurance Law,
and the following books: Trial Tactics and Methods (1954); Venturing to Do Justice - Reforming Private Law (1969); Basic Text on Insurance Law (1971); (co-author) Keeton & O'Connell, Basic Protection for the Traffic Victim (1965). Member Am. Bar; Am. Law Institute.
The Robert E. Keeton Papers relating to Professor Keeton's Automobile Claims Study
cover the years 1962 to 1977, with the bulk of the material falling into the 1963
to 1970 period.
The Study was initiated in early 1963 with the aim of (a) making an in-depth survey
of the automobile insurance system as it existed in 1963, (b) suggesting reform by
introducing a new concept in regard to liability in automobile accidents, and (c)
proposing legislation based on this new concept. The new form of insurance envisioned
was termed "basic protection" insurance. It guaranteed speedy and direct reimbursement
for actual losses sustained, below a certain maximum, thereby eliminating lengthy
court proceedings or the frustrations of haggling with insurance companies. The Study
focussed in particular on circumstances and needs in Massachusetts, and it led to
the passage of the Massachusetts Personal Injury Protection Act of August 1970, and
Financial support for the study was provided by the Walter E. Meyer Research Institute
of Law in a grant to the Harvard Law School. Professor Keeton served as Director,
and Professor Jeffrey O'Connell, initially of the University of Iowa Law School, was
the Associate Director.
The Papers relating to the Automobile Claims Study were organized into the following
Sub-series: Plans for the study; correspondence: chronological; correspondence: alphabetical;
conferences; legislative bills and hearings; "no-fault" in the 1970's; source material;
and miscellany. They consist of correspondence (letters received and carbons of letters
sent);reports; memoranda; agenda; minutes of meetings; lists; charts; tables; forms;
receipts; drafts of writings; editorials; critiques reviews; legislative bills; newspaper
and journal clippings; pamphlets; other printed items. They are in holograph, typed,
printed and electrostatic copy form.
Keeton's and O'Connell's drafts of their proposal for a different type of system
of automobile insurance culminated in the publication of BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE
TRAFFIC VICTIM - A BLUEPRINT FOR REFORMING AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE (Little, Brown and
Company, 1965). Another monograph which was the outgrowth of their Study was AFTER
CARS CRASH - THE NEED FOR LEGAL AND INSURANCE REFORM (Dow Jones -Irwin, Inc., 1967).
The Papers include drafts of parts of these manuscripts, correspondence re publication
matters, research material, and fan mail.
Correspondence in general is with legislators and other officials in Massachusetts,
other States, and the Federal government; members of professional and insurance trade
organizations; members of Keeton's consultive panel; concerned citizens. Professor
OO'Connell, who spent the academic year 1963/4 at the Harvard Law School collaborating
with Keeton on the initial Study and the draft of their proposal, subsequently accepted
a teaching position at the University of Illinois College of Law, so that the correspondence
between Keeton and O'Connell is quite extensive. Among Professor Keeton's other correspondents
were: Jack E. Birkinsha; Ralph S. Brown; Jack Davies; Michael S. Dukakis; James D.
Ghiardi; Livingston Hall; Harriet Hardy; Frank Harwayne; Alfred Knopf, Jr.-.; -Allan
H. blcCoid; Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Elliott L. Richardson; Maurice Rosenberg; John
L. Saltonstall, Jr.; Donald E. Shapiro; Robert E. Slater; Robert Er. Stone; Andre"
Tunc; John A. Volpe; C. Arthur Williams., Jr.
In the notes which accompany the entries in this Series, Robert E. Keeton is abbreviated
REK, Jeffrey O'Connell to JO, and their joint study, BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE TRAFFIC
VICTIM, to BPFTTV.
Paige Box # 1
- U.S. Dent. of Transportation studies of automobile accidents, and a few other prined
Paige Box # 2
- Journals and other printed publications containing articles on no-fault and related
Paige Box # 3
- Legal briefs etc. from REK's Texas law practice
Paige Boxes # 4 and 5
- Uncut journals, magazines
Paige Box # 6
- Automobile Clains Study printed items
Paige Boxes # 7, 8, 9
- Material marked by REK: "Eventual throw-out"
Paige Boxes # 10 and 11
- Material to go back to REK for checking and possible discarding
- Plans for Automobile Claims Study; Personnel; First Drafts; Work-in-Progress,
- 1-1. Early drafts of Study. Preorganization. 1962, 1963
Date: 1962, 1963
- (a) Carbon copy of "Toward Better Use of Automobile Insurance Dollars", by REK, Oct.
- (b) Holograph drafts and corrected, typed MSS
- (c) Typescript of "A Proposal Concerning Automobile Physical Damage Insurance", by
REK, Aug. 1962
- (d) Typescript: "The Proposed Motor Vehicle Reimbursement Insurance Act".
- 1-2 to 1-3. Drafts 1966, 1967
Date: 1966, 1967
- 1-2. Typescripts and carbons of drafts of articles authored and co-authored by REK and
- 1-3. Memorandum re drafts of legislative bills. Typescripts of articles by REK and JO.
Corrected drafts. Drafts relating to property damage dual option.
- 1-4 to 1-6. Basic Protection Insurance Act: rough drafts
- Typed drafts and proof sheets, all with corrections.
- 1-7 to 1-8. Basic Protection Insurance Act: drafts and memos
- Mimeographed copy of proposed draft of the Motor Vehicle Basic Protection Insurance
Act, dated July 1964. Memos pertaining to possible revisions. Some proof sheets.
- 2-1. Outline of the basic protection plan
- A memorandum submitted for critique, 7 August 1964. Also includes: Excerpts from comments
on Section 4.3,27 Jan. 1965.
- 2-2. AFTER CARS CRASH - THE NEED FOR LEGAL AND INSURANCE REFORM
- Advertisements for book by REK and JO, 1967; several reviews.
- 2-3. Alford, Newell G., Jr.
- Alford Deputy Superintendent of Insurance for the State of New York. Corr. initiated
by REK through questionnaire regarding N.Y. State compulsory automobile insurance.
1963-1967. Some material on rate raises for the State of Maryland included.
- 2-4. Auto insurance
- Life insurance booklets. Included are "National Policy Program Standard Automobile
- 2-5. Auto study - expenses
- Expenses incurred and charged to the Automobile Study budget. Bills and receipts,
print-outs of departmental charges and credits from office of the comptroller.
- 3-1 to 3-2. BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE TRAFFIC VICTIM: A BLUEPRINT FOR REFORMING AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE
- Typed and handwritten drafts, September 1964.
- 3-3. BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE TRAFFIC VICTIM: Corr. with T.V. Koykka, M.W. McCartney
- 3-4. BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE TRAFFIC VICTIM: Corr. with West Publishing Co., 1964
- 3-5. BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE TRAFFIC VICTIM: letters cited in B P F T T V, Aug. 1963-June
1966; also other inquiries
Date: Aug. 1963-June 1966;
- 3-6. BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE TRAFFIC VICTIM: letters of indirect use, April- August 1965
Date: April- August 1965
- 3-7. BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE TRAFFIC VICTIM: possible additions to B P F T T V
- 3-8. Birkinsha, Jack E.
- Corr. Feb. 1966-Oct. 1969
- 3-9 to 3-11. Consultative panel 1963, 1964, 1967
Date: 1963, 1964, 1967
- REK's proposal for a consultative panel "to participate in a study of proposed improvements
in the automobile personal injury claims system." Folders include memos, corr. with
prospective members of panel; memos to research personnel; tentative and final lists
of members of panel; Leon Green's "Proposal for Compulsory Comprehensive Loss Insurance".
Corr. re meetings.
- 3-12 to 3-13. Democratic [Party] Advisory Council
- News clippings (xeroxed). Copies of staff newsletter of Mass. Democratic State Committee (n.d.). List of supporters of Mass. H 1844. Corr. with Lawyers Committee for Basic Protection Insurance. Memos to H.L.S. faculty. Mimeograph copy of "Compulsory Automobile Insurance Proposal".
Corr. with members of Mass. Democratic State Comm.; with Robert E. Slater, President, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company; with Carl M. Sapers.
- 4-1. France: Suzanne Tunc notes
- Typed draft, with corrections, of a summary of the French Code civil provisions in
regard to liability in automobile accidents and compensation of victims. Includes
bibliography of French literature on the subject. Ca. 1964.
- 4-2. Germany: Weber notes
- Corrected typescript concerning West Germany's "Road Traffic Law". Handwritten notes used in preparation of the article and bibliography.
- 4-3. Ghiardi, James D.
- Professor of Law, Marquette U., Milwaukee. Corr. of REK with Ghiardi. Ghiardi later
became Research Director of The Defense Research Institute, Inc, Milwaukee. Corr. about course materials, their respective writing projects. 1963-1970.
- 4-4. Hall, Livingston
- Memorandum re and carbon of "Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a
special commission relative to basic protection insurance..." 26 April 1966.
- 4-5. Insurance companies and associations
- Corr., July 1963-March 1965, mainly by REK requesting material or asking for critiques
of his early drafts of a basic protection plan.
- 4-6 to 4-7. Kemper, James S.
- Corr. re automobile insurance. Kemper was President of Kemper Insurance. Some pamphlets and booklets published by Kemper Insurance and other trade companies.
- 4-8. Kenison, Alphonse
- Kenison Chairman, Committee of Law Reform, New York County Lawyers' Association. 1964-1967.
- 4-9. Kimball, Spencer L.
- Kimball member of faculty of U. of Mich. Law School. Kimball staff director of study of State of Wisconsin laws re automobile insurance.
Inquiries by Kimball re Mass. study.
- 4-10. Magazines, journals, 1966, 1967
- Printed articles from various types of publications. Includes editorials.
- 4-11. Mailing list for Auto Claims Study report, undated.
- 4-12. Massachusetts statute: miscellany
- 4-13. Michigan Cost Study
- Corr. re study. Computer print-outs, charts, survey questionnaire. 1964-1966.
- 5-1. Murray, J.B.M. " The inverse liability accident insurance policy."
- Xerox copy of paper dated May 1965.
- 5-2 to 5-3. New York (State) Law Revision Commission
- REK consultant to N.Y. Law Rev. Comm. on study of proposed statute on allocation of liability insurance coverage. 1963-1965.
Corr., drafts, memos.
- 5-4 to 5-6. Newspaper clippings
- 5-4. Boston, Mass., 1966, 1967
Date: 1966, 1967
- 5-5. New York Times, Wall Street Journal, 1967
- Newspaper clippings
All papers identified and dated; most are mounted.
- 5-7. Press Releases
- Announcements of Study; Harvard Law Record (includes photo of REK and JO), etc. 1963,
1964. Includes: "Summary of plan for study of automobile claims system," Sept. 1963.
- 5-8. Rate controversy - 1966 rates.
- Copies of radio editorials re insurance rates and traffic accidents. Newspaper clippings.
- 5-9. Sweden: Carbell notes.
- Typescript of summary regarding system of reimbursement for traffic accident victims
in Sweden. Miscellaneous bibliographic citations and sheets of corrections. Summary
dated 17 June 1964.
- 5-10. Walter E. Meyer Research Institute of Law.
- Corr. re grant which REK and JO received from Meyer Institute for their study of costs of the basic protection system. Corr. mainly with Ralph S.
Brown, Jr., Director of the Institute. 1963-1965
- 5-11. WRECKS AND WRONGS - REFORMING AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE
- Preliminary draft of Chapter I, also introductory items, typed, with corrections.
Dated April-May, 1966. Two letters from JO, July 1966. This was a tentative book title.
- Series: Correspondence: Chronological,
- 6-1. Correspondence, Sept. 1963 - Sept. 1964
Date: Sept. 1963 - Sept. 1964
- Corr. re REK's service as a consultant to the New York Law Revision Commission (concerning liability insurance proceeds from claimants injured in automobile accidents).
Information concerning a medico-legal conference, Trauma and the Automobile-Personal
Injury Litigation, in April of 1963. Xerox of a brief of a case re New England fish
- 6-2. Correspondence, 1965
- 6-3. Correspondence, January - 15 December 1966
Date: January - 15 December 1966
- 6-4. Correspondence, 26 December 1966 - August 1967
Date: 26 December 1966 - August 1967
- 6-5. Correspondence, September - October 1967
Date: September - October 1967
- Corr. with individuals in various parts of the country re "basic protection" and related
automobile insurance matters.
- 6-6. Correspondence, 1968
- Corr. with various individuals concerning the presentation of "basic protection" to
the public via lecture, film, and the answering of request for information.
- 6-7. Correspondence, January - May 1969
Date: January - May 1969
- REK's correspondence with various parties on his publications and his Basic Protection
- 6-8. Correspondence, June 1969 - May 1970
Date: June 1969 - May 1970
- REK's correspondence with various academics and other parties on his Basic Protection
Plan and his other writings.
- Series: Correspondence: Alphabetical
- 6-9. Aetna Life & Casualty Company
- Aetna Company's insurance forms. Carbons of typed and handwritten correspondence, chiefly re lectures
REK delivered to an insurance class. Lecture outlines. Also, discussion of Aetna's
endorsement of a no-fault automobile insurance system.
- 6-10. A.B.A. Litigation Section. London. 1975
- 69-page transcript of panel discussion in Guild Hall; A.B.A. working section meeting in London; handwritten notes; pamphlets on English
- 6-11 to 7-2. A.B.A. Litigation Section. 1973-1975
- 6-11. 1974-1975
- 7-2. 1973-1974
- A.B.A. Litigation Section. 1973-1975
Corr. between REK and A.B.A. re meetings of the Section on Litigation; criticism by
E.L. Lasher of Litigation Section; trial demonstration in Hawaii by REK; minutes of
3-15-1974 meeting of Litigation Section; class action study by American Bar Foundation; minutes of 6-20-1974 meeting of Litigation Section journal; corr, re reimbursement
for attending Litigation Section meetings; agenda for 12-7-1973 meeting of Litigation
Section; a list of charter members of the Litigation Section. ABA recommendations
on consumer class actions for monetary relief.
- 7-3. American Insurance Association
- A.I.A. represents 169 companies and 40% of them write automobile insurance. The correspondence
in this file is primarily with T. Lawrence Jones, the president of A.I.A., re Basic Protection bills (which the organization supports), other subject matter
includes a public opinion poll on no-fault automobile insurance.
- 7-4. American Mutual Insurance Alliance
- A variety of items: correspondence, a chart of A.M.I.A. plan coverage, a marketing
research questionnaire, rotogravures of advertisements of Guaranteed Benefits' auto
accident policy, xeroxes of articles - newspaper and magazine, and a copy of a speech
given by Paul S. Wise, general manager A.M.I.A. at a conference in Chicago, November
- 7-5. American Trial Lawers Association 1963-1968
- Letters to Richard S. Jacobson, editor of Trial magazine, re: articles published by REK in Trial.
- Letters expressing opposition of American Trial Lawyers Association to the Keeton/O'Connell draft for a Basic Protection Bill.
- 7-6. Arkansas Bill 1968
- Corr. between REK and Allan W. Horne, Insurance Commissioner, State of Arkansas, re promotion of basic protection plan.
- 7-7. Auto Insurance Hearings 1967
- Copy of a speech by Dean Sharp, ass't counsel, U.S. Senate Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommittee, on "Federal Regulation of the Auto
Insurance Field." Copy of letter by Sen. Warren G. Magnuson to Alan S. Boyd, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, about auto insurance.
- 7-9. Bushby, Wilkie
- Corr. re actuarial (cost) study by Frank Harwayne; corr. re printing of one of the
chapters from REK's BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE TRAFFIC VICTIM, for distribution at a
convention in New York on New York constitution.
- 7-11. California Bill 1966-1968
- Corr. re hearing of Auto Accident Study Commission in Los Angeles; Hon. Tom Carrell, Calif State Senator; copies of Calif. Senate Bill No. 10 and No. 2, 1968; copy of Calif. Assembly Bill
No. 764. John H. Allen, Calif. Dept of Motor Vehicles.
- 8-1. Consumers Union 1966-1970
- REK's corr.: with Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine; a copy of manuscript of article on Basic Protection
prepared for Jan. 1968 issue of this magazine.
- 8-3. Dow Jones - Irwin, Inc. 1967-1968
- Re Japanese translation of REK's book AFTER CARS CRASH through Dow Jones-Irwin, book publisher; advertising the book; Wall Street Journal coverage of REK's basic coverage plan; Governors
Lester Maddox, Ronald Reagan, etc.
- 8-6. Financial 1964-1970
- Receipts for office supplies and travel connected with ACS. REK's corr., re payment
of consultant's fee to Frank Harwayne.
- See also: Harwayne, Frank
- 8-7. Ford Foundation 1966-1967
- Press release on formation of International Legal Center in New York City funded by Ford Foundation. Draft memo on "Possible Ways of Testing the Efficacy of the Basic Protection Plan."
- 8-8. F - Miscellany 1963-1964
- 8-9. G - Miscellany 1964-1969
- 8-10. Hardy, Harriet (Dr.) 1967-1969
- REK's corr. with Dr. Harriet Hardy, Ass't Medical Director at M.I.T. on a study of
workers suffering from occupational disease. Copy of article by Dr. Hardy on Beryllium
- 8-11 to 8-12. Harwayne, Frank 1965-1970
- REK's corr. with Frank Harwayne, a consulting actuary in New York City, on publication
of REK article in The Journal of Risk and Insurance; and on costs of basic protection.
- 9-1. Hawaii Bill 1968
- A copy of Hawaii Bill on basic protection; REK's corr. on speech before the Bar of
- 9-2. H - Miscellany 1965-1970
- 9-3. Illinois Bill
- Corr. between O'Connell and Illinois state legislators. Copy of H.1548 (1967).
- 9-4. Insurance Company of North America
- Corr. re inquiries about basic protection. Inter-office memorandum re "Keeton - O'Connell
- 9-5. Insurance Companies and Associates
- Corr. with various parties concerning "Alternative Compensation Insurance", "Safe
Driver Insurance Plan", and "Study of Auto Claims System".
- 9-6 to 9-7. INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMPARATIVE LAW 1964-1970
- REK's corr. with Prof. André Tunc, of Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Économiques
de Paris, Paris, France; Prof. J.A. Jolowicz, of Trinity College, Cambridge, England; and other scholars abroad.
- 9-9. Linden, Allen M.
- Linden was a professor at York University in Toronto, Ontario and a visiting Professor at the Law School of the University of California at Berkeley. The Keeton-O'Connell correspondence concerns arrangements for REK to speak in Canada;
some discussion of Canadian legal cases, and Linden's efforts to establish the Osgoode Hall Study on Compensation for Victims of Automobile Accidents. Dec.4, 1963 - Sept. 10,
- 9-10. Lists and Forms 1964-1967
- Lists of persons to receive complimentary copies of AFTER CARS CRASH and other publications
- 9-11. Little, Brown and Company
- Corr. re matters pertaining to the publication of REK's BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE TRAFFIC
VICTIM and requests for permission to quote or reprint. Some discussion of marketing
strategy. Carbons & typescript; dates cover May 29, 1969 - Dec. 16 1963.
- 9-12. L - Miscellany 1966
- 9-13. McCoid, Allan H. 1964-1967
- REK's corr. with Prof. Allan H. McCoid of the U. of Minn. Law School. Corr. concerns REK's and O'Connell's BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE TRAFFIC VICTIM of which
McCoid wrote a critique, and Bills introduced in the Minn. legislature based on the
Keeton-O'Connell ACS study.
- 9-14. Magazines
- REK's corr. with Time, Life and other magazines; carbon copy of article written by
REK and J. O'Connell for ABA Journal.
- 9-15. Massachusetts Bill 1968
- A copy of Mass. House Bill 696 calling for compulsory property damage dual option
insurance for all registered motor vehicles, introduced by Michael S. Dukakis.
- See also: Series V.:Legislative Bills, Hearings, for succession of Bills introduced in Mass. Legislature
- 9-16. Minnesota Bill 1967-1970
- REK's corr. with State Senator Jack Davies of Minn.; copy Minn. bill on REK's basic
- 9-17. Moynihan, Daniel Patrick 1968
- REK's corr. with Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then a professor at Harvard, and Director
of the Harvard - M.I.T. Joint Center for Urban Studies.
- 10-2. New Jersey Bill 1966-1967
- REK's corr with three New Jersey officials on basic protection; a copy of N.J. State
Senate Bill on Basic Protection.
- 10-3. New York Bill 1967-1970
- REK's corr with N.Y. State Senator J.E. Bronston on basic protection; N.Y. State Assembly Act on Basic Protection.
- 10-4. New York State Bar Journal 1966
- REK's corr. with Eugene C. Gerhart, Editor of the New York State Bar Association's journal. Carbon copy, with corrections of typescript of article by REK and Jeffrey O' Connell,
entitled "Basic Protection and the Costs of Traffic Accidents".
- 10-5. Newspapers 1966-1968
- REK's corr. with Boston Globe, New York Times, etc.
- 10-6. N - Miscellany 1964-1965
- 10-7 to 11-2. O'Connell, Jeffrey
- Corr. is with REK's collaborator Jeffrey O'Connell of the Law School of the U. of Illinois, Urbana. It concerns their joint and individual writings; publication matters; meetings and
institutes; travel plans; pending Bills in the U.S. Congress and in the various States,
particularly the proposed Massachusetts legislation; memoranda; drafts. Folders include
both letters received and carbons of REK's letters and replies. Arrangement is in
straight chronological order, Jan. 1966 - Aug. 1970.
- 11-3. Oliver, Hugh C. 1963-1966
- REK's corr. with Hugh C. Oliver, a Louisiana attorney, on the basic protection plan.
- 11-4. Pittinger, John C. 1966-1970
- REK's corr. with John C. Pittinger, member of PA House of Reps.; on basic protection plan.
- 11-5. Position papers 1968
- REK memos on insurance problems in the inner city; a proposal regarding federal concern
about auto insurance.
- 11-6. Public officials (Mass.) 1962-1969
- REK's corr. with Governor John A. Volpe of Mass. and other Mass. public officials.
- 11-7. Publishers 1967-1968
- REK's corr. with Alfred Knopf, Jr., of Atheneum, and other publishers. Three short
book reviews of REK's and JO's CRISIS IN CAR INSURANCE by others.
- 11-8. P - Miscellany 1963-1968
- 11-9. Radio - Television 1965-1970
- Editorials by WBZ Radio in Boston, and other radio stations, supporting REK's basic
protection plan. REK's corr. with various radio stations.
- 11-10. Rhode Island Bill 1967-1968
- REK's corr. with Robert Schacht, Director of R.I.'s Dept. of Business Regulation; a 2-page report on differences between Mass. and R.I. bills.
- 11-12. Rosenberg, Maurice 1964-1970
- REK's corr. with Prof. Maurice Rosenberg of Columbia U. Law School on grants by the Meyer Institute for basic protection studies; Frank Harwayne's cost study for basic protection; a
copy of Michigan State Senate Bill on Basic Protection.
- 11-13. R - Miscellany 1964-1967
- 11-14. Saltonstall, John L., Jr.
- Corr. re proposed committee for the study of the system of dealing with personal injury
claims resulting from auto accidents. Nov. 28, 1962 - Feb. 19, 1963.
- 11-15. Shapiro, E. Donald 1964-1968
- REK's corr. with E. Donald Shapiro, Director of Practising Law Institute, New York City, on cost of printing BASIC PROTECTION FOR THE TRAFFIC VICTIM; etc.
- 11-16. Shaw, Robert 1964-1967
- REK's corr. with Dr. Robert Shaw, Mass. General Hospital, Boston.
- 11-17 to 12-1. Spencer, Robert 1967-1970
- Folder 2: 1967
- Folder 1: 1968-1970
REK's corr with Robert Spencer, insurance salesman and investment analyst in Long Valley, N.J.
- 12-2. Stone, Robert E. 1963-1967
- REK's corr. with Robert E. Stone, staff assistant., State Bar of California.
- 12-5 to 12-7. U.S. Department of Transportation 1968-1970
- Xerox copies of various memos sent to members of the Legal Advisory Committee of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, including REK. A copy of U.S. Senate Bill S. 2236, "to create a Federal Insurance Guaranty Corporation to protect the American public against certain insurance company insolvencies."
- 12-8. Ward, Peter
- Ward was the deputy superintendent and general counsel of the State of New York Insurance
Department. Corr. is re amendments to the insurance law. June 18, 1962 - Jan 5, 1962.
- 12-9 to 12-10. Williams, C. Arthur, Jr. 1964-1968
- REK's corr. with Prof. C. Arthur Williams, Jr., of University of Minnesota.
- 12-11. W,Z - Miscellany 1964-1969
- Series: Conferences; Meetings; Institutes
- 13-1. Federal Appellate Judges Conference, March 1975, Washington, D.C.
Date: March 1975,
- 13-2 to 13-4. National Conference for Continuing Legal Education, November 10-12 1975, Chicago.
Date: November 10-12 1975,
- 13-4 Includes conference papers
- 13-5 to 13-6. Medical Malpractice Crisis Conference, Nov. 21 & 22, 1975, University of Maryland Law School.
Date: Nov. 21 & 22, 1975,
- 14-1. Association of American Law Schools, December 1975, Washington, D.C.
Date: December 1975,
- 14-2. American Bar Association, Midwinter, Feb. 1976. Philadelphia.
Date: Feb. 1976.
- 14-3. Meetings - Miscellany
- Series: Legislative Bills; Hearings
- 14-4. Massachusetts Basic Protection Act - 1963
- 14-5 to 14-6. Motor Vehicle Basic Protection Insurance Act
- Typescript of first and second drafts, and marked: "Prepared by REK and JO", March,
June and July, 1964.
- 14-7. Massachusetts Basic Protection Act - 1966
- 14-8. Massachusetts Basic Protection Act - 1967
- 14-9 to 14-10. Massachusetts Basic Protection Act - 1968
- Includes printings of Mass. House and Senate bills, and some miscellaneous materials.
- 14-11 to 14-13. Massachusetts Basic Protection Act, 1965-1968: correspondence and memoranda
- Memoranda and correspondence addresses to REK from Jack E. Birkinsha, staff attorney
of League Life Insurance Co., Detroit, Mich. Copy of memo to REK from Richard E. Stewart entitled "An Experimental Plan for Optional Basic Protection Insurance."
- 15-1 to 15-2. Massachusetts Basic Protection Act - 1969
- 15-3. Massachusetts Joint Committee on Insurance, 1969
- A statement prepared by REK for the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Insurance, entitled "Automobile Insurance Reform Tailored to the Need." 3-11-1969; Includes:
Mass. Joint Committee on Insurance, Supplemental Statement, 3-25-1979.
- 15-4 to 15-6. Massachusetts Basic Protection Act - 1970
- 15-7 to 15-9. Dukakis, Michael S. 1966-1970
- Corr. with Michael S. Dukakis who was in favor of new basic protection bill. Some
other items included in these folders are: A press release issued by Michael S. Dukakis,
then a Mass. State Representative, listing names of 225 lawyers who supported REK's
basic protection plan; xerox copy of Mass. bill S. 1430; carbon copy of revised draft
of Senate No. 500, with pencilled changes; an outline of compromise changes in Mass.
House bill No. 611; an 18 p. critique of 1-year study by Special Comm. on Auto Insurance in Mass.
- 15-10. Massachusetts Basic Protection Act - 1971
- 16-1 to 16-7. Michigan "no-fault"; legislative bills; correspondence
- Booklets re actions by the Michigan legislature, most dealing with insurance. A statement
by the League General Insurance Company prepared for the Insurance Committee, Mich. House of Representatives. A copy of the Constitution of Michigan. A copy of Mich. Senate Bill No. 782. REK's
correspondence with various parties in Mich.
- See also: Series VI;No-fault, 1970's (1976 & 1977).
- 17 to 19. Michigan No-Fault: Shavers case
- Mainly xerox items, not placed in folders. Material relates to Shavers v. Austin and
Shavers v. Kelley, ( Circuit Court for the county of Wayne, Mich., 1973), a case which tested the Michigan Basic Protection
Insurance Act. This was a civil suit, Austin and Kelley were Attorneys General for
the State of Michigan.
- 20-1. New York (State) Bill 1968-1970
- REK's correspondence with Hon. Richard E. Stewart, Superintendent of Insurance, State of New York, and other parties.
- 20-2. Tennessee Governor's Study Committee, Nashville, Tenn. 2-24-1969
- A report by REK on the fundamental nature of negligence liability insurance; prepared
for the Governor's Study Committee meeting, Nashville, Tenn. 2-24-1969.
- 20-3. Utah "no-fault"
- Report by REK entitled "Compensation Systems and Utah's No-Fault Statute"; a copy
of the Utah no-fault statute; REK's corr. with Brent M. Stevenson, Articles Editor of the Utah Law Review.
- 20-4. Virginia Insurance Hearings 1967
- An opinion by the Virginia State Corporation Commission on an investigation by the Commission on all Va. insurance companies licensed to write
auto liability insurance, dated 5-15-1967. Also, an advance copy of West Virginia
Senate Bill No. 30, dated 1967, on auto liability insurance.
- 20-5 to 20-7. Other States 1974
- Xerox copy of typescript of article by two Rutgers Law School professors entitled "No-Fault in Delaware." An explanation of "no-fault" system in
Rhode Island. Also material relating to Calif., South Carolina, Illinois & Minnesota.
- 20-8 to 21-15. Federal no fault legislation
Corr., memos, drafts, statements re federal legislation, based on Michigan's no-fault
law. Corr. is between REK and members of Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance, U.S. House of Representatives; with Tom Downs, Michigan attorney and chairman, Uniform Law Commission Committee on UMVARA (Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Reparations Act); with members of Michigan UAW-CAP
(United Auto Workers-Community Action Program); with Bob Eckardt, chairman of the above mentioned Subcommittee; with members of Nat. Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; with members
of U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Some printed information material and "kit".
- 20-8. 1973-1974
- Series: No-Fault,
- 22-1 to 22-2. 1970, 1971
Date: 1970, 1971
- 22-4. 1973
- Press release announcing Michael S. Dukakis' opposition to a national no-fault auto
insurance system which would force Mass. citizens to pay higher insurance premiums.
- 22-5 to 22-6. 1974
- Folders include the following: A report on the cost estimating system for no-fault
auto insurance developed for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners by Millman and Robertson, consulting actuaries. Copy of an Act providing for no-fault
motor vehicle insurance in Maine. Press release on no-fault auto insurance plan in
New Jersey. Copies of Congressional Record re no-fault. Letter to REK from U.S.Senator Edward M. Kennedy re no-fault and S.354. A copy of article entitled "No-Fault in Delaware" by Roger S. Clark, Prof. of Law at Rutgers School of Law at Camden N.J. and Gerald E. Waterson. A copy of Pennsylvania No-Fault Bill No.1973.
- 22-7 to 23-3. 1975
- 22-7. A copy of no-fault decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals. REK's corr. with a variety of parties in the U.S. amd abroad on no-fault. Copy of
article from Connecticut Law Journal on no-fault. A 65-page report on no-fault, no author. Booklet on deliberations of
Michigan Supreme Court on no-fault.
- 23-1. Copy of opinion of a Circuit Court in Michigan upholding the constitutionality of that state's no-fault law. Statement by Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on no-fault (a booklet). A copy of Pennsylvania No-Fault Act.
- 23-2. Copy of opinion by Circuit Court in Kentucky on no-fault. Opinion by Supreme Court in Pennsylvania on no-fault. Copy of report entitled " Accidents, Sickness and Compensation: The direction of Social Welfare in Australia" by Prof. Geoffrey Palmer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Data on auto property damage in Mass. Misc. REK corr.
- 23-3. Copy of an Act by Maine House of Representatives establishing no-fault principle.
Copy of speech by William F. Kennedy, of General Electric Co., on " Accidents in Commercial Air Transportation." Copy of " Wayne State University Law School Spring Moot Court Competition" on no-fault. Reports by Jeffrey O'Connell.
- 23-4. 1976
- 23-4. Booklet on Michigan Supreme Court action on no-fault. Copy of article in Indiana Law Journal by Joseph W. Little, Prof. of Law, University of Florida, on no-fault. Memo by Dennis F. Reinmuth, of League Life Insurance Co., Detroit, on no-fault auto insurance rates in Michigan. Press release from Kemper Insurance Cos. expressing qualified support for federal legislation on no-fault. Copy of article
by Randall Bovberg, of Duke Law School, on no-fault. Copy of manuscript for a chapter in a book on no-fault by an unidentified
party at U. of Iowa.
- 23-5. Briefs on actions by State of Michigan on no-fault. Copy of speech by Robert H. Rowe of Montreal, before the Insurance/Finance Conference of the Cooperative League on no-fault. Article by Prof. Roger S. Clark, of Rutgers Law School, on no-fault. REK's corr. with Prof. Roger C. Henderson, of University of Michigan Law School, et al. Letter of Jeffrey O'Connell to Prof. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, of Harvard University.
- 24-1. 1977
- Printed item on history of New York State's No-Fault law written by State Sen. John R. Dunne, of New York. Bound Xerox copy of report by Michigan Dept. of Commerce, entitled "Essential Insurance in Michigan." A photocopy of a working draft of Michigan's
Essential Insurance Reform Act of 1977. REK letter to WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA on article
on no-fault. Photocopy entitled "Synopsis of Quebec's Proposed Auto Insurance Plan."
Draft of article by Jeffrey O'Connell entitled "First Party No-Fault Coverages as
a Sole Remedy to Solve Many Tort Liability Problems."
- 24-3 to 24-5. Research Notes
- 3 notebooks, not placed in folders. Included are a few items of corr.
- Series: Source Material
- 25-1. Accident facts: 1964
- 25-2. American Arbitration Association
- 25-3. American Automobile Association
- 25-4. Association of Casualty and Surety Companies
- 25-5. Automotive Safety Foundation
- 25-6. A Commentary on the Mass. Compulsory Auto Liability Insurance Act: " The First 30 Years."
- 25-7. Highway Research Board
- 25-8. Institute of Judicial Administration
- 25-9. Illinois Motor Vehicle Accident Cost Study
- 25-10. Insurance Facts: 1965
- 25-11. Kemper Insurance Group Fact Sheet
- 25-12. Legal-Medical Seminar: Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
- 25-13. National Association of Insurance Agents, Inc.
- 25-14. National Association of Independent Insurers
- 25-15. New York (State) Insurance Department
- 25-16. New Zealand Report
- 25-17. Ontario (Canada) Department of Transportation
- 25-18. " Saskatchewan's (Canada) Auto Accident Insurance Act Explained."
- 25-19. U.S. Department of Labor
- Series: Miscellany
- 26-1 to 26-3. California. Department of Motor Vehicles: Jurisdiction reports.
- Reports by the Financial Responsibility Committee to the California Legislature on financial responsibility laws in regard Legislature
on financial responsibility laws in regard to automobile accidents in California and
a number of other States. 1967.
- 26-4. Inquiries re basic protection: from government and other public officials. 1966-1970.
- 26-5. Inquiries re basic protection: from the insurance industry. 1967-1969.
- 26-6. Inquiries re basic protection - international. 1969-1970.
- 26-7. Inquiries re basic protection: from lawyers. 1967-1970.
- 26-8. Inquiries re basic protection: personal interest. 1967-1970.
- 27-1 to 27-3. Institute for the Future
- REK's correspondence with Dennis L. Little, Research Associate, Institute for the Future, Middletown, Conn. Xerox of Institute report "Proposal to Assess the Social Impact of Non-fault Automobile
Insurance." Copy of printed report, "Some Impacts of No-Fault Automobile Insurance
- A Technology Assessment," Vol.s I & II.
- 27-4. Trial (magazine) October/November 1967
Date: October/November 1967
- Issue devoted to the state and dilemma of automobile insurance and plans for reform.
Included in issue are a joint piece by REK and JO, entitled "Solution?" Included in
folder are typed drafts and holograph notes for their piece.
- 27-5 to 28-6. Drafts of speeches, papers, testimony and/or statements before legislative bodies,
miscellaneous writings, fragments of writings.
- 27-7. Questions of Harry A. Gair, Esq., of N.Y. (State) Auto Reparations Commission, and REK's answers. 1968.
- 27-9. Joint papers by REK and JO
- 27-10, 28-1, 28-2. by Frank Harwayne
- 28-3. Memorandum by Robert H. Joost, Legislative Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce on "Federal Standards"; includes text of Senate Bill 354. 1975
- 28-4 to 28-6. by others (28-6 is a 3-hole loose-leaf notebook)
- 28-7. Clippings. 1963-1965
- 28-8 to 29-1. Clippings. 1966
- 29-2. Clippings. 1967
- 29-3 to 29-4. Clippings. 1968
- 29-5. Clippings. 1969
- 29-6. Clippings. Jan.-July 1970
Date: Jan.-July 1970
- 30-1. Clippings. Aug. - Dec. 1970
Date: Aug. - Dec. 1970
- 30-2. Clippings. Sept.-Dec. 1970, Boston papers. Includes a feature story on the casualty
Date: Sept.-Dec. 1970,
- 30-3. Clippings. 1971
- 30-4. Clippings. 1972
- 30-5. Clippings. 1973
- 30-6. Clippings. 1974
- 30-7. Clippings. 1975
- 30-8. Clippings. 1976
- 30-9. Clippings. 1977
- 31 to 33. Copies of REk drafts of statements, speeches, chapters of books 3 MS boxes
- Some of this material in 3-hole notebooks (6), some loose in folders. Includes small
amount of corr. and newspaper items.
Automobiles - Law and legislation
Massachusetts - Personal Injury Protection Act, 1970
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Davies, Jack, 1932-
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
Ghiardi, James D.
Hall, Livingston, 1903-
Hardy, Harriet Louise, 1906-
Keeton, Robert E., 1919-
Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-
McCoid, Allan H.
Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003
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Rosenberg, Maurice, 1919-
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