Appropriation Authorization for Civil Division, Department of Justice, Fiscal Year 1988: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session ... February 26, 1987

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Page 32 - ... here, to repeat the testimony before this subcommittee at Sacramento in November 1961 of Mr. Warne, director of the State's national resources agency. Others of the State administration were heard representing Governor Brown's support of the bill. He is personally on record in support of the bill. I would like to call to the subcommittee's attention the fact that the California State Lands Commission has considered S. 174 and has unanimously endorsed this bill. This action was taken by the commission...
Page 14 - The program provides an economical approach to acquiring and handling massive volumes of discovery, evidentiary and transcript documents critical to the successful outcome of complex litigation. It has played a pivotal role in major litigation such as asbestos, WPPSS and General Motors.
Page 8 - Federal government is the ultimate 'deep pocket' for tort plaintiffs. Only $514 million were at issue in the cases we handled twenty years ago — a mere one-half of one percent of the $97.5 billion at stake in the tort cases we are litigating today. The torts explosion has and will continue to dramatically affect the Federal treasury. By 1988 we expect our caseload to increase to more than 6,100 cases, with claims against the Treasury aggregating to $192 billion. This growth is occurring across...
Page 2 - ... to the government. The Division's lawyers personally handle only the most significant of these cases — those involving issues which are nationwide in scope, those in specialized courts such as the Claims Court and those with major policy implications or potential cost to the Treasury. US Attorneys litigate the remaining cases, frequently with the benefit of extensive advice from our attorneys. Enactment of immigration reform and new measures to penalize and deter fraud against the government...
Page 10 - Dole, we successfully defended regulations of the Federal Railway Administration aimed at protecting public health and safety by controlling alcohol and drug abuse by operators of the nation's railroads. The Supreme Court vacated a stay, granted by the Ninth Circuit, permitting these much needed rules...
Page 4 - ... is essential. Included in our 1988 request is a further increase of 13 positions and $2,096,000 to handle the future growth in immigration litigation. Last year, as you will recall, Congress took major strides in the Government's war against fraud, waste and abuse by enacting the False Claims Reform Act, the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, and the Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act. The Civil Division was pleased to work...
Page 19 - The Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law, which is chaired by the chairman...
Page 49 - War damage or loss of property in certain Eastern European countries and territories occupied or attacked by Japanese forces during World War Ih damage to ships, losses to Insurers* pjs»«nger
Page 39 - The Commission has provided and will continue to provide technical assistance to the Departments of State and Treasury and the Congress on this matter.
Page 18 - I would ask you to let us know as soon as you can and convey to you our hope that there will be a decision to intervene to defend it.

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