Government Contracts in a Nutshell

Author: Steven W. Feldman,W. Noel Keyes

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314268518

Category: Law

Page: 702

View: 6427

Summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS), improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest, publicizing contract actions, outsourcing/privatization, and competition requirements. Addresses acquisition plans, contractor qualifications, contract delivery, and performance. Explains socio-economic policies, commercial items, options, sealed bidding, and negotiation. Reviews general contracting requirements, intellectual property, cost accounting standards, cost principles, financing, protests, disputes, and appeals. Explores research and development contracting, construction and architect-engineer contracts, inspection and warranty, value engineering, delays, suspension of work, modifications, subcontracting, and government contract termination.

Oil and Gas Law in a Nutshell

Author: John S. Lowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314289582

Category: Law

Page: 550

View: 3532

This text provides authoritative coverage of the legal rules that govern the development of privately owned mineral rights in the United States, which often also apply to government-owned resources. It covers topics such as the nature, protection, and conveyance of oil and gas rights, leasing, and taxation. The 6th edition tracks recent developments in the law and expands Appalachian coverage.

Local government law in a nutshell

Author: David J. McCarthy

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 404

View: 9049

Local Governing Power: General Aspects, Limitations, Resolution of Power Conflicts and Challenges; Formation of the Local Government, Alteration, Boundary Changes; Some Problems of Organization and Operation: Officers, Employees, Allocation and Delegation of Functions, Elections; Regulation of Conduct and the Use of Land: Acquisition, Limitations on Use and Disposition of Goods, Services and Property; Revenues; Considerations Pertinent to Citizen Litigation with Local Governments.

Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: Mary Kay Kane

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 309

View: 5604

Rules of civil procedure govern everything that happens outside of criminal proceedings. This Nutshell provides a road map to navigating civil procedure rules and helps build a foundation for understanding the overall picture. Topics discussed include how to choose the proper court, pretrial and trial preparation, adjudication, judgments, appeals, and specialized multi-party/multi-claim proceedings.

Arbitration in a Nutshell

Author: Thomas E. Carbonneau

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314911377

Category: Law

Page: 370

View: 2693

The Nutshell on Arbitration Law is a concentrated summary of all the major aspects of the U.S. law of arbitration. It addresses the major facets of the law---for example, freedom of contract, federal preemption, and wide-ranging arbitrability---with a thorough sense of the relevant case law and the ultimately applicable legal rules. It identifies the various forms of arbitration---labor, commercial, employment, consumer, and securities---with a full awareness of their unifying characteristics and the features that make them unique. The volume also states the various dimensions of the current debate about arbitration within the court system and the legislature. In particular, the book highlights the instrumental role of the U.S. Supreme Court in bringing arbitration to a new day. The book is concise and complete---a must red for anyone interested in arbitration.

Real Property in a Nutshell

Author: Roger Bernhardt,Ann Burkhart

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634599207

Category:

Page: 581

View: 4623

This concise work discusses most rules covered in real property casebooks. The text is divided into three sections. Part One provides an overview of property interests by covering lost v. mislaid v. abandoned property, adverse possession, gifts, common law estates, future interests, landlord-tenant law, concurrent ownership, marital property rights, easements, profits, licenses, real covenants, and equitable servitudes. Part Two covers conveyancing, including real estate brokers, contracts of sale, deeds, recording, title insurance, and mortgages. Part Three covers a variety of property rights and liabilities, including airspace, water rights, the right to support, agreed boundaries, fixtures, trespass, nuisance, and land use regulation.

Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: Harry D. Krause,David D. Meyer

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314144416

Category: Law

Page: 330

View: 9823

Family law draws from constitutional law as well as from criminal law, conflict laws, and the laws of contracts, torts, property, inheritance, and even taxation. This comprehensive review inspects the creation of marriage relationships, spousal rights and obligations, parent and child relationships, marriage termination, and the economic consequences of divorce.

Employment Law in a Nutshell

Author: Robert N. Covington,Kurt H. Decker

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314232359

Category: Law

Page: 537

View: 6851

The Employment Relationship; Statutory Regulation; Common Law; Constitutional Provisions; Prevention of Injury and Disease; Compensation for Injury and Disease; Privacy and Reputation; Discrimination; Collective Bargaining Rights; At-Will Employment; The Public Policy Exception; Contract Analysis; The Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing; Statutory Modifications; What Is "Good Cause" for Discharge; Unemployment Compensation; Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; Wage and Hour Regulation; Fair Labor Standards Act; Federal Contractor Labor Standards; Portal-to-Portal Act; Garnishment Restriction; Pensions and Other Employee Benefit Programs; The Employee Retirement Income Security Act; The Family and Medical Leave Act; Old Age and Survivors Insurance; Benefits Under Social Security; Independent Contractors; Joint Employment; Successorship; "Constructive" Discharges and Quits; Employee Screening; Negligent Hiring or Retention; Genetic Screening; Reference Checks; Smoking; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Human Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS).

Regulated Industries in a Nutshell

Author: Richard J. Pierce,Ernest Gellhorn

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 412

View: 2141

This authoritative guide presents the reasons behind industry regulation and the legal basis for it. Text discusses calculating rate base and rate of return, cost allocation, and rate design. Added attention is given to many of the new market-oriented forms of regulation, such as service unbundling, equal access to bottleneck facilities, competitive contracting, managed competition in health care, and incentive regulation.

Animal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Pamela D. Frasch,Katherine Mary Hessler,Sarah M. Kutil,Sonia Waisman

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314195975

Category: Law

Page: 405

View: 3412

Topics include animal anti-cruelty laws, industrial and agricultural uses of animals, torts and other claims for harm done to animals, as well as federal, state and local regulation of animal ownership and use, animal rights activism, hunting, fishing and other recreational uses of animals, animals in entertainment, issues arising when animals are the subject of a contract or the intended beneficiary of a will or trust, remedies for harm done to animals, and anticipated future legal developments in the field.

Constitutional Analysis in a Nutshell

Author: Thomas E. Baker,Jerre Stockton Williams

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 514

View: 8646

This authoritative text provides a framework for understanding individual liberty and governmental power and the institutional role played by the U.S. Supreme Court. Coverage includes judicial review, commerce clause and state powers, federalism, separation of powers, congressional and executive powers, and individual civil rights and civil liberties. Includes diagrams that aid understanding of the fundamentals of our system of government.

Government Contract Law in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Charles Tiefer,William A. Shook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594608049

Category: Law

Page: 760

View: 9131

This new book revises, and adds new foci, to the authors' predecessor casebook Government Contract Law: Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2004). It retains the core chapters for a syllabus on the basics of government contracting law. The authors update the core chapters with short, student-friendly, tightly-edited cases. Many cases date from the 2000s, with most of the rest from the 1990s. These present current understandings of issues and doctrines in this rapidly evolving field.As new foci, the authors have greatly expanded the number of specialized chapters treating increasingly important topics. New chapters cover such fast-changing specialties as commercial and IDIQ contracting, intellectual property, health care, construction, government and contractor workforce, false claims and defective pricing, and government takings. Also, the book treats new procedures including protests of task order awards and claims for government breaches of contract.Dozens of fresh notes by the authors cover recent developments such as government acquisition of property rights in software, and contracting in the Afghan and Iraq wars. Tiefer and Shook bring academic and practitioner experience and expertise to their treatment of government contract law.

Admiralty in a Nutshell

Author: Frank L. Maraist,Thomas C. Galligan,Catherine M. Maraist

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314926999

Category: Law

Page: 441

View: 3144

Addresses maritime tort law, collision law, worker injury claims, wrongful death, and platform injuries. Explores maritime property liens and the seaman's employment contract, wages, and compromise of claims. Discusses marine insurance, towage and pilotage, salvage, and general average. Also covers sovereign immunity; joint and several liability, indemnity, and contribution; liability limitations; and jurisdiction and procedure in maritime claims.

Federal Courts in a Nutshell

Author: Donald Doernberg

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634602785

Category:

Page: 275

View: 6242

Products Liability in a Nutshell

Author: Jerry J. Phillips

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780314225856

Category: Products liability

Page: 318

View: 8601

Definition of Product; Definitions of Defect, Including Restatement 2d Torts and Restatement 3d Product Liability; Definition of Sale; Breakdown of Privity; Statutory Violations; Bases of Liability Including Negligence, Warranty and Strict Liability; Potential Plaintiffs; Potential Defendants Including Manufacturers, Distributors, Lessors, Realtors, Successor Corporations and Providers of Services; Contribution and Indemnity; Reliance; Disclaimers; Solely Economic Loss; Notice of Breach; Jurisdiction; Statutory Compliance; Contract Specifications Defense; Statutes of Limitations; Statutory Changes; Production, Design and Warning Claims; Misrepresentation; Causation; Subsequent Remedial Measures; Spoliation; Expert Testimony.

Tax Procedure and Tax Fraud in a Nutshell

Author: Camilla E. Watson

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314146465

Category: Law

Page: 431

View: 9311

Reliable source on tax procedure and tax fraud helps bridge the gap between understanding "substantive" code provisions and preparing to represent a taxpayer in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) dispute. Coverage includes IRS and treasury rulemaking; confidentiality and disclosure; audits and administrative appeals; statute of limitations; litigation considerations; penalties and collection process; liability; investigation; and tax crimes.

Intellectual Property

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright in a Nutshell

Author: Arthur Raphael Miller,Michael H. Davis

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314278340

Category: Law

Page: 473

View: 1026

Authors Michael Davis and famed Harvard professor Arthur Miller provide authoritative coverage on the foundations of patent protection, patentability, and the patenting process. Presents the fundamentals of trademarks and copyright laws. Text further addresses torts and property, antitrust and government regulation, concepts of federalism and state, and federal conflicts.

Death Penalty in a Nutshell

Author: Victor Streib,Justin Marceau,Sam Kamin

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634603027

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3765

This death penalty nutshell covers both the substantive and procedural law of capital cases, along with relevant history, jurisprudence and constitutional law. It addresses international issues, the complex role of defense counsel, systemic bias, and execution of the innocent. Statutory and case law, as well as all relevant data, are current as of mid-2016 providing a basis for broad exploration of academic and pragmatic issues for lawyers, law students and others interested in the law's most serious punishment.

Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Arnold H. Loewy

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314194961

Category: Law

Page: 347

View: 376

Gain an overview and develop perspective on the extensive area of criminal law. Organized into eight sections for quick reference. Expert discussion explores punishment, specific crimes, and the ingredients of a crime such as mens rea and actus reus. Features special defenses and the burden of proof. Covers inchoate and group criminality. Also reflects on the limitations of criminal law.