I.t.o. Corporation of Baltimore, Employer, and Libertymutual Insurance Company, Carrier, Petitioners, v. Benefits Review Board, U. S. Department of Labor, Respondent,william T. Adkins, Respondent,international Longshoremen's Association, Amicus Curiae.national Association of Stevedores and California Stevedore& Ballast Co., Carolina Shipping Company, the Chesapeakeoperating Company, Cilco Terminal Co., Inc., John T. Clark &son of Boston, Bernard S. Costello, Inc., Dixie Stevedores,inc., Eller & Company, Inc., Global Terminal & Containerservices, Inc., Federal Marine Terminals, Inc., Gulfstevedore Corp., Harrington & Company, Inc., Howland Hookmarine Terminal Corp., Independent Pier Co., Internationalgreat Lakes Shipping Co., International Terminal Operatingco., Inc., Lake Charles Stevedores, Inc., Lavino Shippingco., Luckenbach Steamship Co., Inc., Mccabe, Hamilton &renny Co., Ltd., John W. Mcgrath Corp., Maher Terminals,inc., Matson Terminals, Inc., Metropolitan Stevedore Co.,nacirema Operating Co., Inc., New Bedford Stevedoring Corp.,northeast Marine Terminal Co., Inc., Old Dominionstevedoring Corp., John J. Orr & Son, Inc., Palmettoshipping & Stevedoring Co., Inc., Pate Stevedoring Co., P.c. Pfeiffer Co., Inc., Pittston Stevedoring Corp., Portstevedoring Company, Inc., Ryan- Walsh Stevedoring Co.,inc., Shippers Stevedoring Co., T. Smith & Son, Inc.,strachan Shipping Co., Transoceanic Terminal Corp.,universal Maritime Service Corp., Westfall Stevedore Co.,wilmington Shipping Co., Young and Company of Houston, Itsmember Companies, Petitioners, v. Benefits Review Board, U. S. Department of Labor, Respondent,william T. Adkins, Respondent, 563 F.2d 646 (4th Cir. 1977)Annotate this Case
David R. Owen, Baltimore, Md. (Francis J. Gorman, Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, Baltimore, Md., on brief), for petitioners in No. 75-1051.
Donald A. Krach, Baltimore, Md. (William C. Stifler, III, Paul B. Lang, Niles, Barton & Wilmer, Baltimore, Md., Thomas D. Wilcox, Washington, D.C., on brief), for petitioners in No. 75-1088.
Linda L. Carroll, Atty., Washington, D.C. (William J. Kilberg, Sol. of Labor, Washington, D.C., Marshall H. Harris, Associate Sol., Philadelphia, Pa., George M. Lilly, Karen L. Gilbert, Attys., U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C., on brief), for respondents in No. 75-1051.
Amos I. Meyers, Baltimore, Md. (Terry Paul Meyers, Baltimore, Md., on brief), for respondents in Nos. 75-1051 and 75-1088.
Before HAYNSWORTH, Chief Judge, and WINTER, BUTZNER, RUSSELL, WIDENER and HALL, Circuit Judges, sitting in banc.
We reversed the award made to William T. Adkins under the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. § 901 et seq., as amended in 1972, in I.T.O. Corp. of Baltimore v. Adkins, 529 F.2d 1080 (4 Cir. 1975), modified in banc, 542 F.2d 903 (4 Cir. 1976).* Thereafter, the Supreme Court of the United States granted a writ of certiorari, vacated our judgment and remanded the cause "for further consideration in light of Northeast Marine Terminal Co., Inc. v. Caputo, 432 U.S. 249, 97 S. Ct. 2348, 53 L. Ed. 2d 320 (1977)." 432 U.S. ----, 97 S. Ct. 2967, 53 L. Ed. 2d 1088 (1977).
Upon reconsideration, we are persuaded that the award to Adkins must be sustained because he satisfied both the status and situs requirements of the 1972 amendments to the Act, as interpreted in Northeast Marine, at the time that he was injured. We adhere to our view, however, that the Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Department of Labor, is not a proper respondent in a petition for review under 33 U.S.C. § 921(c), although upon application and for good cause shown he may be permitted to intervene therein.
BUTZNER, Circuit Judge, concurring in part and dissenting in part:
I concur in sustaining the award to Adkins. I believe that the Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Department of Labor, should be recognized as a party to these proceedings. Therefore, I dissent from that part of the opinion which denies him standing as a respondent. See I.T.O. Corp. of Baltimore v. Benefits Review Board, etc., 542 F.2d 903, 909 (4th Cir. 1976) (Craven and Butzner, Circuit Judges, dissenting).
As part of these appeals, we sustained awards to Donald D. Brown and Vernie Lee Harris by an equally divided court. Certiorari in their cases was denied. Maritime Terminals, Inc. v. Brown, --- U.S. ----, 97 S. Ct. 2972, 53 L. Ed. 2d 1092 (1977)