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Protecting Government Defense Contracting With A Purpose: Interpreting Civil Liability Under The Anti-Kickback Act, Bryan C. Curran 2014 Boston College Law School

Protecting Government Defense Contracting With A Purpose: Interpreting Civil Liability Under The Anti-Kickback Act, Bryan C. Curran

Boston College Law Review

The Department of Defense awards over $600 billion in government defense contracts to private contractors every year. The magnitude of these awards and the structure of defense contracts place the government at serious risk if fraud and misrepresentation are not adequately regulated and prosecuted. The Anti-Kickback Act of 1986 seeks to protect the government from fraud by imposing damages on prime contractors that either accept kickbacks or include the cost of kickbacks in their contract prices. The Act’s civil liability provision provides for direct and vicarious liability against prime contractor corporations whose employees or subcontractors engage in kickback activity ...


An Argument For Ratification: Some Basic Principles Of The 1994 Inter-American Convention On The Law Applicable To International Contracts, Justin P. Fletcher 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

An Argument For Ratification: Some Basic Principles Of The 1994 Inter-American Convention On The Law Applicable To International Contracts, Justin P. Fletcher

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Reconstructing Iraq: An Analysis Of, And Proposed Solutions To, The Financing Challenges Facing Iraqi Small And Mid-Sized Businesses, Timothy B. Mills 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Reconstructing Iraq: An Analysis Of, And Proposed Solutions To, The Financing Challenges Facing Iraqi Small And Mid-Sized Businesses, Timothy B. Mills

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The European Union, State-Sponsored Gambling, And Private Gambling Services: Time For Harmonization?, Matthew W. Mauldin 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The European Union, State-Sponsored Gambling, And Private Gambling Services: Time For Harmonization?, Matthew W. Mauldin

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Rethinking The Role And Regulation Of Private Military Companies: What The United States And United Kingdom Can Learn From Shared Experiences In The War On Terror, A. Grayson Irvin 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Rethinking The Role And Regulation Of Private Military Companies: What The United States And United Kingdom Can Learn From Shared Experiences In The War On Terror, A. Grayson Irvin

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Regulatory Institutions Of The Global South: Why Are They Different And What Can Be Done About It?, Yugank Goyal 2014 SelectedWorks

Regulatory Institutions Of The Global South: Why Are They Different And What Can Be Done About It?, Yugank Goyal

Yugank Goyal

Developing countries suffer from underperforming regulatory agencies compared to those in the developed world. The paper attempts to theorize general reasons behind such divergence. It argues that the differences lie in developing countries’ (a) higher priorities for redistribution, (b) structurally different institutional endowments, especially at informal level, and (c) limited informational channels. The paper proposes that a multi-stakeholder (with increased emphasis on judiciary and civil society) approach has potential to address the shortcomings. It tests these claims through studying cases of telecom and electricity regulation in India.


Drawing The Line: Board Of Contract Appeals' Jurisdiction To Make Determinations Of Fraud, Benjamin Williams 2014 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Drawing The Line: Board Of Contract Appeals' Jurisdiction To Make Determinations Of Fraud, Benjamin Williams

Catholic University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Qualified Immunity: Discretionary Function, Extraordinary Circumstances, And Other Nuances, Karen M. Blum 2014 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Qualified Immunity: Discretionary Function, Extraordinary Circumstances, And Other Nuances, Karen M. Blum

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Military-Environmental Complex, Sarah E. Light 2014 Boston College Law School

The Military-Environmental Complex, Sarah E. Light

Boston College Law Review

Two competing theories vie for dominance regarding the relationship between the U.S. military and the natural environment. On the one hand, because legal rules permit the military to disregard environmental laws when they conflict with the military’s national security mission, one might be left with the impression that the military always stands opposed to environmental protection. Yet the military is currently engaged in an extensive undertaking to improve its sustainable energy use by reducing demand and developing renewables in its multiple roles as a war fighter, a landlord, a first user of pre-commercial technologies, and a potential high-demand ...


Judicial Influence And The United States Federal District Courts: A Case Study, Justin R. Hickerson 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Judicial Influence And The United States Federal District Courts: A Case Study, Justin R. Hickerson

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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Preserving Home Rule: The Text, Purpose, And Political Theory Of California’S Municipal Affairs Clause, Brett A. Stroud 2014 Pepperdine University

Preserving Home Rule: The Text, Purpose, And Political Theory Of California’S Municipal Affairs Clause, Brett A. Stroud

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Ensuring Contractor Accountability Overseas: A Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act Would Be Preferable To Expansion Of The False Claims Act, Rachel M. Kelly 2014 College of William & Mary Law School

Ensuring Contractor Accountability Overseas: A Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act Would Be Preferable To Expansion Of The False Claims Act, Rachel M. Kelly

William & Mary Business Law Review

This Note considers the advisability of amending the False Claims Act’s qui tam provisions beyond instances of fraud to include criminal allegations against government contractors employed overseas. It considers the negative effects that result from qui tam actions in the fraud context and discusses alternatives for holding contractors accountable for crimes committed overseas that could avoid those negative effects. This Note particularly focuses on and recommends a civilian corollary to the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act—the Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act. It discusses the benefits that the Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act would provide such as increased judicial efficiency, increased prosecutorial ...


Government Procurement Law Perspectives: Spring 2014, Government Procurement Law Program 2014 George Washington University Law School

Government Procurement Law Perspectives: Spring 2014, Government Procurement Law Program

Government Procurement Law Perspectives

No abstract provided.


Let Educators Educate, Let Builders Build: Making A Case For School Facility Privatization, John Pizzo 2014 SelectedWorks

Let Educators Educate, Let Builders Build: Making A Case For School Facility Privatization, John Pizzo

John Pizzo

No abstract provided.


Public School Governance And Cyber Security: School Districts Provide Easy Targets For Cyber Thieves, michael a. alao 2014 SelectedWorks

Public School Governance And Cyber Security: School Districts Provide Easy Targets For Cyber Thieves, Michael A. Alao

michael a alao

School districts rely on information systems to a similar extent as private, business organizations, yet the rules and regulations to ensure that school districts maintain adequate security to prevent data breaches and theft have failed to keep pace with private-sector developments. Advances in the private sector include notice-of-breach laws, consumer protection laws limiting individual liability for fraudulent electronic funds transfers, and auditing and reporting of internal controls. The public sector, including school districts, has also made advances in cyber security rules and regulations, but to a more limited extent than the private sector. Because of the sheer number of public ...


Investor Security In The Energy Sector: Comparative Analysis Of United States And European Union, Jeffery R. Ray 2014 SelectedWorks

Investor Security In The Energy Sector: Comparative Analysis Of United States And European Union, Jeffery R. Ray

Jeffery R Ray

No abstract provided.


Emerging Policy And Practice Issues, Steven L. Schooner, David Berteau 2014 George Washington University Law School

Emerging Policy And Practice Issues, Steven L. Schooner, David Berteau

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

This paper, presented at the West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (covering 2013), attempts to identify the key trends and issues in U.S. federal procurement for 2013. Consistent with prior practice, this chapter offers extensive coverage of the federal procurement spending trend and attempts to predict what lies ahead. Budgetary and financial insecurity were less significant last year, but there is no question that the spending reduction represents a meaningful change in the long-term trend. More broadly, the paper discusses agency purchasing data (particularly at the Defense Department), grants spending and major changes in uniform guidance, the continued ...


From Cautionary Example To "City On A Hill": Revitalizing Saint Louis May Require An Innovative Regional Taxation Model, David Libonn 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

From Cautionary Example To "City On A Hill": Revitalizing Saint Louis May Require An Innovative Regional Taxation Model, David Libonn

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


"We The People," Constitutional Accountability, And Outsourcing Government, Kimberly N. Brown 2013 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

"We The People," Constitutional Accountability, And Outsourcing Government, Kimberly N. Brown

Indiana Law Journal

The ubiquitous outsourcing of federal functions to private contractors, although benign in the main, raises the most fundamental of constitutional questions: What institutions and actors comprise the “federal government” itself? From Abu Ghraib to Blackwater, a string of scandals has heightened public awareness that highly sensitive federal powers and responsibilities are routinely entrusted to government contractors. At the same time, the American populace seems vaguely aware that, when it comes to ensuring accountability for errors and abuses of power, contractors occupy a special space. The fact is that myriad structural and procedural means for holding traditionally government actors accountable do ...


Government Procurement Law Perspectives: Fall 2013, Government Procurement Law Program 2013 George Washington University Law School

Government Procurement Law Perspectives: Fall 2013, Government Procurement Law Program

Government Procurement Law Perspectives

No abstract provided.


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