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A Taxing Endeavor: Local Government Protection Of Our Nation's Coasts In The "Wake" Of Climate Change, Simone Savino 2015 Florida State University College of Law

A Taxing Endeavor: Local Government Protection Of Our Nation's Coasts In The "Wake" Of Climate Change, Simone Savino

Simone Savino

A storm is brewing, and not just in our nation’s coastal waters. The effects of climate change are becoming alarmingly apparent: sea levels are rising, storm surges are intensifying and ocean temperatures are warming at increasing speeds. Higher storm surges have led to increased flooding in coastal zones and nearby low-lying regions. The need for greater disaster preparedness in areas vulnerable to storm surges is evident, not just in the United States, but worldwide. As a direct result, coastal towns and cities have been left with the daunting task, and cost, of implementing littoral adaptation measures such as beach ...


European Community: European Commission And Denmark Reach Settlement Of Dispute Over Construction Contract Granted By Denmark To Six-Party Consortium In Violation Of The Public Procurement Provisions In The Treaty Of Rome., G. Brian Raley 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

European Community: European Commission And Denmark Reach Settlement Of Dispute Over Construction Contract Granted By Denmark To Six-Party Consortium In Violation Of The Public Procurement Provisions In The Treaty Of Rome., G. Brian Raley

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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The Aftermath Of Governor Mcdonnell’S Corruption Trial: Proposing Comprehensive Ethics Reform In Virginia, Lisa J. Lindhorst 2015 George Washington Law School

The Aftermath Of Governor Mcdonnell’S Corruption Trial: Proposing Comprehensive Ethics Reform In Virginia, Lisa J. Lindhorst

Lisa J Lindhorst

On September 4, 2014, a federal court convicted former governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell of eleven counts of corruption, bribery, and fraud for accepting over $165,000 worth of gifts and loans from the CEO of a local company. The egregious actions that led to these federal criminal convictions, however, were startlingly “legal” under Virginia’s ethics laws. The disparity between federal criminal standards and Virginia’s ethics standards illustrates the severe inadequacies that plague Virginia’s current system of ethics laws. Virginia’s absence of appropriate ethics laws and enforcement led to the state’s failing State Integrity Investigation ...


Compliance With Most Favored Customer Clauses: Giving Meaning To Ambiguous Terms While Avoiding False Claims Act Allegations, Mitchell S. Ettinger, James C. Altman 2015 Notre Dame Law School

Compliance With Most Favored Customer Clauses: Giving Meaning To Ambiguous Terms While Avoiding False Claims Act Allegations, Mitchell S. Ettinger, James C. Altman

Notre Dame Law Review Online

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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 Supreme Court of England and Wales

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 Patton Boggs LLP

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.


Turning Off The Tap On Thailand's Graft Pipeline: Renewed Emphasis On Mega-Projects And Counter-Corruption Needs Renewed Emphasis On Public Procurement Law, Daniel J. Mitterhoff 2014 China-Mekong Law Center

Turning Off The Tap On Thailand's Graft Pipeline: Renewed Emphasis On Mega-Projects And Counter-Corruption Needs Renewed Emphasis On Public Procurement Law, Daniel J. Mitterhoff

Daniel Mitterhoff

This commentary uses the Thai government's simultaneous emphases on implementing large scale infrastructure projects and controlling corruption to advocate that the Thai government needs to engage in fundamental public procurement law reforms; reforms that have been neglected for far too long.


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

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 Wharton school, Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department

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

No abstract provided.


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

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 Northern Kentucky University - Chase College of Law

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 ...


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