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  1. Adjudicating socioeconomic rights

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    Christo Heunis

    of an interconnected web. Indeed, it is not inappropriate to interpret the. Court's approach to .... the more inclusive understanding of human rights and constitutional adjudication of socio-economic rights must faithfully reflect this shift, even at semantic level.13. 3. GROOTBOOM. Grootboom, of course, represents a coming of ...

  2. 20 CFR 320.6 - Adjudicating office.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Adjudicating office. 320.6 Section 320.6... DETERMINATIONS § 320.6 Adjudicating office. (a) The term “adjudicating office” means any subordinate office of... respect to claims for benefits. The following paragraphs state which offices of the Board are adjudicating...

  3. 6 CFR 27.305 - Neutral adjudications.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Neutral adjudications. 27.305 Section 27.305 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS Orders and Adjudications § 27.305 Neutral adjudications. (a) Any facility or other person who has...

  4. 16 CFR 3.2 - Nature of adjudicative proceedings.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Nature of adjudicative proceedings. 3.2... RULES OF PRACTICE FOR ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS Scope of Rules; Nature of Adjudicative Proceedings § 3.2 Nature of adjudicative proceedings. Adjudicative proceedings are those formal proceedings conducted under...

  5. 49 CFR 511.2 - Nature of adjudicative proceedings.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Nature of adjudicative proceedings. 511.2 Section... SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ADJUDICATIVE PROCEDURES Scope of Rules; Nature of Adjudicative Proceedings, Definitions § 511.2 Nature of adjudicative proceedings. Adjudicative proceedings...

  6. adjudication and arbitrability of government construction disputes

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    eliasn

    Ethiopia and the role that an adjudicator and the civil engineer play in resolv- ing construction disputes. .... administrative contract is to be determined in light of the criteria set under. Art.3132 of the Civil Code. ..... the pre-arbitral decision-making process whose non-acceptance by the parties will lead to the initiation of ...

  7. 24 CFR 100.147 - Adjudication.

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    2010-04-01

    ... DISCRIMINATORY CONDUCT UNDER THE FAIR HOUSING ACT Discrimination in Residential Real Estate-Related Transactions... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Adjudication. 100.147 Section 100.147 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development OFFICE OF...

  8. Culture (and religion) in constitutional adjudication | Rautenbach ...

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    The faculty of law of the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education in corroboration with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stifttung embarked on a study on Politics, Socio-Economic Issues and Culture in Constitutional Adjudication. The aim of the project is twofold. The first aim is to analyse the influence of political, ...

  9. 6 CFR 27.340 - Completion of adjudication proceedings.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Completion of adjudication proceedings. 27.340 Section 27.340 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS Orders and Adjudications § 27.340 Completion of adjudication proceedings...

  10. 16 CFR 1025.2 - Nature of adjudicative proceedings.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Nature of adjudicative proceedings. 1025.2 Section 1025.2 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE FOR ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS Scope of Rules, Nature of Adjudicative Proceedings, Definitions § 1025.2 Nature of...

  11. 29 CFR 18.201 - Official notice of adjudicative facts.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Official notice of adjudicative facts. 18.201 Section 18.201... of adjudicative facts. (a) Scope of rule. This rule governs only official notice of adjudicative facts. (b) Kinds of facts. An officially noticed fact must be one not subject to reasonable dispute in...

  12. California's Adjudicated Groundwater Basins: History, Current Conditions, Potential Reforms

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    Langridge, R.; Brown, A.; Rudestam, K.; Conrad, E.

    2015-12-01

    Groundwater adjudications are one approach to managing a groundwater basin in California. While the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) established new management requirements for 127 high and medium priority groundwater basins, it exempted all 26 of the state's adjudicated groundwater basins from the Act. The State Water Resources Control Board prioritized the evaluation of these adjudicated basins to assist in aligning the processes and outcomes of adjudication with SGMA's goals for the sustainable management of groundwater. Working with the Board, our research evaluated the history and current condition of all of California's adjudicated basins along with potential future improvements to the adjudication process. Our presentation will provide a summary of our findings and highlight some successful features of the adjudication process along with the challenges adjudicated basins face to achieve long-term sustainable groundwater management. Our discussion will include a review of: whether most adjudications result in groundwater extractions at or near a basins' designated safe yield; whether overdraft conditions are reduced or eliminated over the long term; and the degree of collaboration and inclusion of community stakeholders in the adjudication process. In addition to this overview, we will highlight 3-4 basins with particularly interesting management challenges and solutions. For each of these basins, we will describe the problem that precipitated the need for the adjudication and how adjudication outcomes were influenced by: how the judgment defined and distributed water rights; the management structure and strategies to manage the basin; how safe yield and overdraft are defined and determined; and, importantly, the effectiveness of the adjudication in halting or reversing groundwater overdraft.

  13. 6 CFR 27.310 - Commencement of adjudication proceedings.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Section 27.310 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS Orders and Adjudications § 27.310 Commencement of adjudication proceedings. (a) Proceedings Instituted by Facilities or other Persons. A facility or other person may...

  14. A unifying framework for the problem of adjudicating conflicting claims

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    Hougaard, Jens Leth; Østerdal, Lars Peter Raahave; Moreno-Terero, Juan D.

    2012-01-01

    In a recent paper, Thomson and Yeh [Thomson, W., Yeh, C.-H., 2008. Operators for the adjudication of conflicting claims. Journal of Economic Theory 143, 177–198] introduced the concept of operators on the space of rules for the problem of adjudicating conflicting claims. They focused on three...

  15. A Unifying Framework for the Problem of Adjudicating Conflicting Claims

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    Hougaard, Jens Leth; Moreno-Ternero, Juan D.; Østerdal, Lars Peter Raahave

    In a recent paper, Thomson and Yeh [Operators for the adjudication of conflicting claims, Journal of Economic Theory 143 (2008) 177-198] introduced the concept of operators on the space of rules for the problem of adjudicating conflicting claims. They focussed on three operators in order to uncover...... the structure of such a space. In this paper, we generalize their analysis upon presenting and studying a general family of operators inspired by three apparently unrelated approaches to the problem of adjudicating conflicting claims. We study the structural properties of this family and show, in particular...

  16. Culture (and religion in constitutional adjudication

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    C Rautenbach

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available The faculty of law of the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education in corroboration with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stifttung embarked on a study on Politics, Socio-Economic Issues and Culture in Constitutional Adjudication. The aim of the project is twofold. The first aim is to analyse the influence of political, socio-economic and cultural considerations on the constitutional court’s interpretation and application of the Bill of Rights. The second aim is to develop practical guidelines (based on the findings during the analysing process for South African courts confronted with issues of a political, socio-economic and cultural nature. This article is concerned with initiating discussions of the decisions of the constitutional court with regard to cultural and religious rights.Before we can explore the role of political, socio-economic and cultural (and religious rights in the decisions of the constitutional court it is important to discuss a few preliminary issues. In this article the meaning of culture and religion within the South African context receives some attention. Secondly, some preliminary comments regarding constitutional protection of culturally and religiously based rights will be made.We are well aware that this is a daunting task, not only in view of the seemingly abysmal gap between the applicable constitutional rights and values enshrined in the 1996 Constitution that, in some instances over centuries, brought about customs and practices within “traditional” communities which, seemingly, infringe on certain constitutional values and rights.

  17. Evaluating Potential Guardians for Adults Adjudicated Incompetent.

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    Demakis, George J

    2016-09-01

    Despite the considerable interest from psychology and law in how to assess and conceptualized competency issues, relatively little has been written about guardianship, particularly how to best evaluate guardianship candidates. This is problematic because a guardian is assigned once an individual is adjudicated incompetent and decision-making about this is difficult in some cases. As psychologists have much to offer the court in making recommendations about a suitable guardian, the purpose of this article is to provide specific recommendation in domains to assess in an interview with a potential guardian. Domains that should be assessed include the following: relationship with proposed ward, knowledge and insight about proposed ward, guardianship plans, decision-making style, and suitability for guardianship. Recommendations are also provided for especially difficult cases such as when working with families in conflict, the presence of undue influence, and when a family member or friend is pitted against a disinterested public agency. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  18. 78 FR 15377 - Completion of Claims Adjudication Program

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    2013-03-11

    ... October 21, 1998 (22 U.S.C. 1623(a)(1)(C))), the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission hereby gives notice that on May 21, 2013, the Commission will complete the claims adjudication programs referred to the...

  19. Criminal adjudication by state courts under the FDRE constitution ...

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    With the introduction of federal arrangement with the FDRE Constitution, the issue of distribution of powers between the Federal Government and the states in general and that of criminal adjudicative jurisdiction between the Federal courts and state courts in particular has become a controversial point. This controversy has ...

  20. 5 CFR 300.706 - Office of Personnel Management adjudication.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Office of Personnel Management adjudication. 300.706 Section 300.706 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS EMPLOYMENT (GENERAL) Statutory Bar to Appointment of Persons Who Fail To Register Under Selective Service Law § 300.706 Office of Personnel...

  1. 7 CFR 1.23 - Records in formal adjudication proceedings.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Records in formal adjudication proceedings. 1.23 Section 1.23 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS Official... on file in the Hearing Clerk's office, Office of Administrative Law Judges, U.S. Department of...

  2. 34 CFR 21.10 - Adversary adjudications covered by the Act.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Adversary adjudications covered by the Act. 21.10 Section 21.10 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE Which Adversary Adjudications Are Covered? § 21.10 Adversary adjudications covered by the Act. The Act covers...

  3. Adjudication accessibility of the solar energy with GIS tools

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    Radim Rybár

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Constantly increase prise of oil and natural gas at the world market, increase consumption of electric power forces people to look for new energy sources. Concentration to renewable energy is an attention of specialist and non-professional public. The solar energy is one of the renewable energy. A lot of different factors influence as possibilities using the solar energy. For adjudication possibilities using solar energy is needed to know and calculate quantity accessibility of radiation and its energy for potential locality. This calculation is determined by geographic location, critical time, climatic and meteorological conditions, and position study plain. GIS tools can be very useful for this calculation. Created digital terrain model of Košice fold is used for the adjudication accessibility solar energy. The basic attribute of digital terrain model is used, such as possibilities deduce more parameters like slope and aspect. Basic location parameter of adjudication plain by determine accessibility of the solar radiation is a slope β and an azimuth plain normale An.

  4. Clinical endpoint adjudication in a contemporary all-comers coronary stent investigation: methodology and external validation.

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    Vranckx, Pascal; McFadden, Eugene; Cutlip, Donald E; Mehran, Roxana; Swart, Michael; Kint, P P; Zijlstra, Felix; Silber, Sigmund; Windecker, Stephan; Serruys, Patrick W C J

    2013-01-01

    Globalisation in coronary stent research calls for harmonization of clinical endpoint definitions and event adjudication. Little has been published about the various processes used for event adjudication or their impact on outcome reporting. We performed a validation of the clinical event committee (CEC) adjudication process on 100 suspected events in the RESOLUTE All-comers trial (Resolute-AC). Two experienced Clinical Research Organisations (CRO) that had already extensive internal validation processes in place, participated in the study. After initial adjudication by the primary-CEC, events were cross-adjudicated by an external-CEC using the same definitions. Major discrepancies affecting the primary end point of target-lesion failure (TLF), a composite of cardiac death, target vessel myocardial infarction (TV-MI), or clinically-indicated target-lesion revascularization (CI-TLR), were analysed by an independent oversight committee who provided recommendations for harmonization. Discordant adjudications were reconsidered by the primary CEC. Subsequently, the RAC database was interrogated for cases that based on these recommendations merited re-adjudication and these cases were also re-adjudicated by the primary CEC. Final discrepancies in adjudication of individual components of TLF occurred in 7 out of 100 events in 5 patients. Discrepancies for the (hierarchical) primary endpoint occurred in 5 events (2 cardiac deaths and 3 TV-MI). After application of harmonization recommendations to the overall RAC population (n=2292), the primary CEC adjudicated 3 additional clinical-TLRs and considered 1 TV-MI as no event. A harmonization process provided a high level of concordance for event adjudication and improved accuracy for final event reporting. These findings suggest it is feasible to pool clinical event outcome data across clinical trials even when different CECs are responsible for event adjudication. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Affective Differences Between Psychopathy Variants and Genders in Adjudicated Youth.

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    Gill, Andrew D; Stickle, Timothy R

    2016-02-01

    The present study used Model-Based Cluster analysis to identify primary and secondary psychopathy variants in a mixed-gender sample of 150 adjudicated adolescents (60 % male; M = 15.2 years old). Distinct primary and secondary psychopathy groups emerged and were entered into a structural equation path model for the purpose of predicting group differences in emotional experiences reported between youth assigned to each variant. Youth characterized by secondary psychopathy reported experiencing significantly more frequent and more intense negative affect than their primary psychopathy counterparts. Frequency and intensity of affect also mediated the association between psychopathy variants and symptoms of depression, in which the secondary psychopathy group endorsed significantly more symptoms of major depression than the primary psychopathy group. Overall, these results suggest that different causal processes and affective experiences may underlie distinct trajectories to primary and secondary psychopathy variants in adjudicated adolescents. As such, youths comprising the secondary subtype of psychopathy may be more aptly considered "callous and emotional," compared with the primary subtype who present as prototypically callous and unemotional.

  6. 20 CFR 725.411 - Initial adjudication in Trust Fund cases.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Initial adjudication in Trust Fund cases. 725... § 725.411 Initial adjudication in Trust Fund cases. Notwithstanding the requirements of § 725.410 of..., the district director shall issue a proposed decision and order in accordance with § 725.418 of this...

  7. Psychometric Properties of a Suicide Screen for Adjudicated Youth in Residential Care

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    Langhinrichsen-Rohling, Jennifer; Hudson, Kenneth; Lamis, Dorian A.; Carr, Nicole

    2012-01-01

    There is a need to efficiently and effectively screen adjudicated youth residing within the juvenile justice system for suicide proneness. Accordingly, in the current study, the psychometric properties of the Life Attitude Schedule: Short Form (LAS:S), a 24-item risk assessment for suicide proneness, were assessed using data from adjudicated youth…

  8. Systematic adjudication of myocardial infarction end-points in an international clinical trial.

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    K.W. Mahaffey (Kenneth); R.A. Harrington (Robert Alex); N.S. Kleiman (Neal); L.G. Berdan (Lisa); B.S. Crenshaw (Brian); B.E. Tardiff (Barbara); C.B. Granger (Christopher); I. DeJong (Ingrid); M. Bhapkar (Manju); P. Widimsky (Petr); R. Corbalon (Ramón); K.L. Lee (Kerry); J.W. Deckers (Jaap); M.L. Simoons (Maarten); E.J. Topol (Eric); R.M. Califf (Robert); K.M. Akkerhuis (Martijn)

    2001-01-01

    textabstractBACKGROUND: Clinical events committees (CEC) are used routinely to adjudicate suspected end-points in cardiovascular trials, but little information has been published about the various processes used. We reviewed results of the CEC process used to identify and adjudicate suspected

  9. Systematic adjudication of myocardial infarction end-points in an international clinical trial

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    K.W. Mahaffey (Kenneth); R.A. Harrington (Robert Alex); K.M. Akkerhuis (Martijn); N.S. Kleiman (Neal); L.G. Berdan (Lisa); B.S. Crenshaw (Brian); B.E. Tardiff (Barbara); C.B. Granger (Christopher); I. DeJong (Ingrid); M. Bhapkar (Manju); P. Widimsky (Petr); R. Corbalon (Ramón); K.L. Lee (Kerry); J.W. Deckers (Jaap); M.L. Simoons (Maarten); E.J. Topol (Eric); R.M. Califf (Robert)

    2001-01-01

    textabstractBackground. Clinical events committees (CEC) are used routinely to adjudicate suspected end-points in cardiovascular trials, but little information has been published about the various processes used. We reviewed results of the CEC process used to identify and adjudicate suspected

  10. Good interobserver agreement was attainable on outcome adjudication in patients with stable coronary heart disease

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    Kjoller, Erik; Hilden, Jørgen; Winkel, Per

    2012-01-01

    In clinical trials, agreement on outcomes is of utmost importance for valid estimation of intervention effects. As there is limited knowledge about adjudicator agreement in cardiology, we examined the level of agreement among three cardiology specialists adjudicating all possible events in a rand...... in a randomized controlled clinical trial of patients with stable coronary heart disease....

  11. Architecture design of a generic centralized adjudication module integrated in a web-based clinical trial management system.

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    Zhao, Wenle; Pauls, Keith

    2016-04-01

    Centralized outcome adjudication has been used widely in multicenter clinical trials in order to prevent potential biases and to reduce variations in important safety and efficacy outcome assessments. Adjudication procedures could vary significantly among different studies. In practice, the coordination of outcome adjudication procedures in many multicenter clinical trials remains as a manual process with low efficiency and high risk of delay. Motivated by the demands from two large clinical trial networks, a generic outcome adjudication module has been developed by the network's data management center within a homegrown clinical trial management system. In this article, the system design strategy and database structure are presented. A generic database model was created to transfer different adjudication procedures into a unified set of sequential adjudication steps. Each adjudication step was defined by one activate condition, one lock condition, one to five categorical data items to capture adjudication results, and one free text field for general comments. Based on this model, a generic outcome adjudication user interface and a generic data processing program were developed within a homegrown clinical trial management system to provide automated coordination of outcome adjudication. By the end of 2014, this generic outcome adjudication module had been implemented in 10 multicenter trials. A total of 29 adjudication procedures were defined with the number of adjudication steps varying from 1 to 7. The implementation of a new adjudication procedure in this generic module took an experienced programmer 1 or 2 days. A total of 7336 outcome events had been adjudicated and 16,235 adjudication step activities had been recorded. In a multicenter trial, 1144 safety outcome event submissions went through a three-step adjudication procedure and reported a median of 3.95 days from safety event case report form submission to adjudication completion. In another trial

  12. Immigration Adjudication: The Missing “Rule of Law”

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    Lenni B. Benson

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available The United States spends more than $19 billion each year on border and immigration enforcement.[1] The Obama administration removed more people in eight years than the last four administrations combined.[2] Yet, to the Trump administration, enforcement is not yet robust enough. Among other measures, the administration favors more expedited and summary removals. More than 80 percent[3] of all removal orders are already issued outside the court process: When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS uses summary removal processes, both access to counsel and an immigration judge can be nearly impossible. Advocates and policy analysts are equally concerned that a backlog of over 545,000 immigration court cases creates delay that harm people seeking asylum and other humanitarian protection. Recent use of priority or “rocket” dockets in immigration court and lack of appointed counsel also interfere with the fair adjudication of claims. Thus the administrative removal system is criticized both for being inefficient and moving too slowly, on the one hand, and for moving too quickly without adequate procedural safeguards, on the other. Both critiques have merit. The challenge is to design, implement, and most critically, maintain an appropriately balanced adjudication system. While it is clear that US removal procedures need reform, process alone will not be able to address some of the systematic flaws within the system. Ultimately, the DHS will need to refine and prioritize the cases that are placed into the system and the government needs new tools, widely used in other adjudication systems, that can reduce backlogs, incentivize cooperation, and facilitate resolution. Congress should similarly reexamine the barriers to status and avenues for regularization or preservation of status. The paucity of equitable forms or relief and the lack of statutes of limitation place stress on the immigration court system. The lack of appointed counsel has a

  13. Adjudication of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Challenges in the Medicolegal Arena

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    Mary-Ann Fitzcharles

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The medicolegal challenges surrounding fibromyalgia (FM arise from the subjectivity of symptoms, causal attribution and reported symptoms sufficiently severe to cause disablement. In the present article, the authors have endeavoured to provide clarification of some current issues by referencing the current literature, including the 2012 Canadian Fibromyalgia Guidelines. While FM is accepted as a valid condition, its diagnosis is vulnerable to misuse due to the subjectivity of symptoms. Without a defining cause, a physical or psychological event may be alleged to trigger FM, but adjudication of causation must be prudent. Although some individuals may experience severe symptoms, the prevalent societal concept of disablement due to FM must be tempered with the knowledge that working contributes to psychosocial wellbeing. Evidence provided in the present report may assist the courts in reaching decisions concerning FM.

  14. Eating Disordered Behaviors and Body Disapproval in Adolescent Males Adjudicated for Sexual and Nonsexual Crimes.

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    O'Brien, Jennifer E; Li, Wen; Burton, David L

    2015-01-01

    Using a large sample of adjudicated delinquent male youth (N = 696), we compared data from youth who had been adjudicated for sexually aggressive crimes and those who had been adjudicated for nonsexual offenses on eating dysfunction, body disapproval, history of sexual abuse, and pornography exposure. The sample included 526 (75.8%) youth adjudicated for sexual offenses and 170 (24.4%) youth adjudicated for nonsexual crimes. The average age of the sample was 16.8 years (SD = 1.6), and approximately half of the sample (47.7%, n = 310) self-identified as White. The results of hierarchical multiple regressions indicated that sexually aggressive youth scored significantly higher than nonsexually offending youth on both eating dysfunction and body disapproval measures. Pornography exposure and substance use predicted body disapproval and eating dysfunction in the entire sample of adjudicated youth. History of sexual abuse was a significant predictor of body disapproval in all adjudicated youth but was not a significant predictor of eating dysfunction. Implications for research and practice are offered.

  15. Adjudication Decision Support (ADS) System Automated Approval Estimates for NACLC Investigations

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    Lang, Eric L; Youpa, Daniel G; Berman, Sandi; Leggitt, John S

    2007-01-01

    The present research is the second in a series of studies to test preliminary decision rules and provide automated approval estimates for a Department of Defense Adjudication Decision Support (ADS) system...

  16. Clinical characteristics of HIV-infected patients with adjudicated heart failure.

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    Steverson, Alexandra B; Pawlowski, Anna E; Schneider, Daniel; Nannapaneni, Prasanth; Sanders, Jes M; Achenbach, Chad J; Shah, Sanjiv J; Lloyd-Jones, Donald M; Feinstein, Matthew J

    2017-11-01

    Aims HIV-infected persons may have elevated risks for heart failure, but factors associated with heart failure in the modern era of HIV therapy are insufficiently understood. Despite substantial disagreement between physician-adjudicated heart failure and heart failure diagnosis codes, few studies of HIV cohorts have evaluated adjudicated heart failure. We evaluated associations of HIV viremia, immunosuppression, and cardiovascular risk factors with physician-adjudicated heart failure. Methods and results We analyzed clinical characteristics associated with heart failure in a cohort of 5041 HIV-infected patients receiving care at an urban hospital system between 2000 and 2016. We also evaluated characteristics of HIV-infected patients who screened negative for heart failure, screened positive for possible heart failure but did not have heart failure after adjudication, and had adjudicated heart failure. HIV-infected patients with heart failure ( N = 216) were older and more likely to be black, hypertensive, and have diabetes than HIV-infected patients without heart failure; heart failure with reduced ejection fraction was more common than heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. In our primary analyses restricted to HIV-infected patients whose heart failure diagnoses did not precede their HIV diagnoses ( N = 149), peak HIV viral load ≥100,000 copies/mL (odds ratio (OR) 2.12, 1.28-3.52) and nadir CD4 T-cell count failure. Overall, 30.6% of patients with any diagnosis code of heart failure had adjudicated heart failure. Conclusion Higher peak HIV viremia and lower CD4 cell nadir are associated with significantly elevated odds of heart failure for HIV-infected persons. Physician adjudication of heart failure may be helpful in HIV cohorts.

  17. Systematic adjudication of myocardial infarction end-points in an international clinical trial

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    Lee Kerry L

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Clinical events committees (CEC are used routinely to adjudicate suspected end-points in cardiovascular trials, but little information has been published about the various processes used. We reviewed results of the CEC process used to identify and adjudicate suspected end-point (post-enrolment myocardial infarction (MI in the large Platelet Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa in Unstable Angina: Receptor Suppression Using Integrilin (Eptifibatide Therapy (PURSUIT trial. Methods The PURSUIT trial randomised 10,948 patients with acute coronary syndromes to receive eptifibatide or placebo. A central adjudication process was established prospectively to identify all suspected MIs and adjudicate events based on protocol definitions of MI. Suspected MIs were identified by systematic review of data collection forms, cardiac enzyme results, and electrocardiograms. Two physicians independently reviewed all suspected events. If they disagreed whether a MI had occurred, a committee of cardiologists adjudicated the case. Results The CEC identified 5005 patients with suspected infarction (46%, of which 1415 (28% were adjudicated as end-point infarctions. As expected, the process identified more end-point events than did the site investigators. Absolute and relative treatment effects of eptifibatide were smaller when using CEC-determined MI rates rather than site investigator-determined rates. The site-investigator reporting of MI and the CEC assessment of MI disagreed in 20% of the cases reviewed by the CEC. Conclusions End-point adjudication by a CEC is important, to provide standardised, systematic, independent, and unbiased assessment of end-points, particularly in trials that span geographic regions and clinical practice settings. Understanding the CEC process used is important in the interpretation of trial results and event rates.

  18. A Group Motivational Interviewing Intervention Reduces Drinking and Alcohol-Related Negative Consequences in Adjudicated College Women

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    LaBRIE, JOSEPH W.; Thompson, Alysha D.; Huchting, Karen; Lac, Andrew; Buckley, Kevin

    2007-01-01

    College students who violate campus alcohol policies (adjudicated students) are at high risk for experiencing negative alcohol-related consequences and for undermining campus life. Further, college women may be especially at risk due to differential intoxication effects and sexual consequences experienced mainly by female students. Research on interventions for adjudicated students, especially adjudicated females, has been limited. One hundred and fifteen college women who received a sanction...

  19. Exposure to airborne metals and particulate matter and risk for youth adjudicated for criminal activity

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    Haynes, Erin N., E-mail: Erin.Haynes@uc.edu [College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 (United States); Chen, Aimin, E-mail: Aimin.Chen@uc.edu [College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 (United States); Ryan, Patrick, E-mail: Patrick.Ryan@uc.edu [College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 (United States); Succop, Paul, E-mail: Paul.Succop@uc.edu [College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 (United States); Wright, John, E-mail: John.Wright@uc.edu [College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221 (United States); Dietrich, Kim N., E-mail: Kim.Dietrich@uc.edu [College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 (United States)

    2011-11-15

    Antisocial behavior is a product of multiple interacting sociohereditary variables, yet there is increasing evidence that metal exposure, particularly, manganese and lead, play a role in its epigenesis. Other metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and mercury, and exposure to traffic-related air pollution, such as fine particulate matter ({<=}2.5 {mu}m) have been associated with neurological deficits, yet largely unexplored with respect to their relationship with delinquent behavior. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ecological relationship between county-wide reported airborne emissions of air metals, particulate matter, and youth adjudicated for criminal activity. Metal exposure data were collected from the Environmental Protection Agency AirData. Population statistics were obtained from the United States Census 2000 and adjudication data was obtained from the Courts of Common Pleases from each Ohio County. Simple correlations were calculated with the percentage of adjudications, all covariates, and estimated metal air emissions. Separate negative binomial regression models for each pollutant were used to provide an estimated risk ratio of pollutant emissions on the risk of adjudication for all Ohio counties adjusting for urban-rural residence, percentage of African Americans, median family income, percentage of family below poverty, percentage of high school graduation in 25 years and older populations, and population density. Metal emissions and PM in 1999 were all correlated with adjudication rate (2003-2005 average). Metal emissions were associated with slightly higher risk of adjudication, with about 3-4% increased risk per natural log unit of metal emission except chromium. The associations achieved statistical significance for manganese and mercury. The particulate matter {<=}2.5 and {<=}10 {mu}m emissions had a higher risk estimate, with 12% and 19% increase per natural log unit emission, respectively, and also achieved statistical

  20. International central adjudication committee in the PLATO trial: independent body of experts or friendly family picnic?

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    Serebruany, Victor L; Fortmann, Seth D

    2015-01-01

    The International Central Adjudication Committee (ICAC) is responsible for blinded independent assessment of complex clinical events in randomized trials. In this study, we analyze the constituence and impact of the ICAC in the PLATO trial. The PLATO ICAC was entirely governed by two academic institutions, Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCRC). Both co-chairman, all coordinators and half of the adjudicators in the PLATO ICAC belonged to either DCRI or UCRC. Among the other adjudicators representing USA, Canada and Australia, majority had DCRI ties, including at least five former Duke cardiology fellows. Furthermore, both co-chairmen are listed as adjudicators, representing obvious conflict. In the PLATO trial, the sponsor representatives were involved in selecting the ICAC members. Finally, 21 out of the 50 adjudicators represented Sweden, the homeland of the PLATO sponsor and primary investigator. Heavy selection bias in the ICAC constituence, lack of independence and potential control of the ICAC by the study sponsor may influence PLATO outcomes, and should be avoided in the future.

  1. 46 CFR Exhibit No. 1 to Subpart S... - Small Claim Form for Informal Adjudication and Information Checklist

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    ... 46 Shipping 9 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Small Claim Form for Informal Adjudication and Information Checklist No. Exhibit No. 1 to Subpart S of Part 502 Shipping FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION GENERAL... Informal Adjudication and Information Checklist Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC. Informal...

  2. Outcomes assessment in the SPRINT multicenter tibial fracture trial: Adjudication committee size has trivial effect on trial results

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    Simunovic, Nicole; Walter, Stephen; Devereaux, P. J.; Sprague, Sheila; Guyatt, Gordon H.; Schemitsch, Emil; Tornetta, Paul; Sanders, David; Swiontkowski, Marc; Bhandari, Mohit; Guyatt, Gordon; Sanders, David W.; Schemitsch, Emil H.; Heels-Ansdell, Diane; Buckingham, Lisa; Leece, Pamela; Viveiros, Helena; Mignott, Tashay; Ansell, Natalie; Sidorkewicz, Natalie; Agel, Julie; Bombardier, Claire; Berlin, Jesse A.; Bosse, Michael; Browner, Bruce; Gillespie, Brenda; O'Brien, Peter; Poolman, Rudolf; Macleod, Mark D.; Carey, Timothy; Leitch, Kellie; Bailey, Stuart; Gurr, Kevin; Konito, Ken; Bartha, Charlene; Low, Isolina; MacBean, Leila V.; Ramu, Mala; Reiber, Susan; Strapp, Ruth; Tieszer, Christina; Kreder, Hans; Stephen, David J. G.; Axelrod, Terry S.; Yee, Albert J. M.; Richards, Robin R.; Finkelstein, Joel; Holtby, Richard M.; Cameron, Hugh; Cameron, John; Gofton, Wade; Murnaghan, John; Schatztker, Joseph; Bulmer, Beverly; Conlan, Lisa; Laflamme, Yves; Berry, Gregory; Beaumont, Pierre; Ranger, Pierre; Laflamme, Georges-Henri; Jodoin, Alain; Renaud, Eric; Gagnon, Sylvain; Maurais, Gilles; Malo, Michel; Fernandes, Julio; Latendresse, Kim; Poirier, Marie-France; Daigneault, Gina; McKee, Michael M.; Waddell, James P.; Bogoch, Earl R.; Daniels, Timothy R.; McBroom, Robert R.; Vicente, Milena R.; Storey, Wendy; Wild, Lisa M.; McCormack, Robert; Perey, Bertrand; Goetz, Thomas J.; Pate, Graham; Penner, Murray J.; Panagiotopoulos, Kostas; Pirani, Shafique; Dommisse, Ian G.; Loomer, Richard L.; Stone, Trevor; Moon, Karyn; Zomar, Mauri; Webb, Lawrence X.; Teasdall, Robert D.; Birkedal, John Peter; Martin, David Franklin; Ruch, David S.; Kilgus, Douglas J.; Pollock, David C.; Harris, Mitchel Brion; Wiesler, Ethan Ron; Ward, William G.; Shilt, Jeffrey Scott; Koman, Andrew L.; Poehling, Gary G.; Kulp, Brenda; Creevy, William R.; Stein, Andrew B.; Bono, Christopher T.; Einhorn, Thomas A.; Desmond Brown, T.; Pacicca, Donna; Sledge, John B.; Foster, Timothy E.; Voloshin, Ilva; Bolton, Jill; Carlisle, Hope; Shaughnessy, Lisa; Ombremsky, William T.; LeCroy, C. Michael; Meinberg, Eric G.; Messer, Terry M.; Craig, William L.; Dirschl, Douglas R.; Caudle, Robert; Harris, Tim; Elhert, Kurt; Hage, William; Jones, Robert; Piedrahita, Luis; Schricker, Paul O.; Driver, Robin; Godwin, Jean; Hansley, Gloria; Obremskey, William Todd; Kregor, Philip James; Tennent, Gregory; Truchan, Lisa M.; Sciadini, Marcus; Shuler, Franklin D.; Driver, Robin E.; Nading, Mary Alice; Neiderstadt, Jacky; Vap, Alexander R.; Vallier, Heather A.; Patterson, Brendan M.; Wilber, John H.; Wilber, Roger G.; Sontich, John K.; Moore, Timothy Alan; Brady, Drew; Cooperman, Daniel R.; Davis, John A.; Cureton, Beth Ann; Health, Hamilton; Mandel, Scott; Orr, R. Douglas; Sadler, John T. S.; Hussain, Tousief; Rajaratnam, Krishan; Petrisor, Bradley; Drew, Brian; Bednar, Drew A.; Kwok, Desmond C. 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Trigg; Hsin, Cindy; Lin, Hua; Karges, David; Cramer, Kathryn; Watson, J. Tracy; Moed, Berton; Scott, Barbara; Beck, Dennis J.; Orth, Carolyn; Puskas, David; Clark, Russell; Jones, Jennifer; Egol, Kenneth A.; Paksima, Nader; France, Monet; Wai, Eugene K.; Johnson, Garth; Wilkinson, Ross; Gruszczynski, Adam T.; Vexler, Liisa

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    To evaluate how the size of an outcome adjudication committee, and the potential for dominance among its members, potentially impacts a trial's results. We conducted a retrospective analysis of data from the six-member adjudication committee in the Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed

  3. Defining end-stage renal disease in clinical trials: a framework for adjudication.

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    Agarwal, Rajiv

    2016-06-01

    Unlike definition of stroke and myocardial infarction, there is no uniformly agreed upon definition to adjudicate end-stage renal disease (ESRD). ESRD remains the most unambiguous and clinically relevant end point for clinical trialists, regulators, payers and patients with chronic kidney disease. The prescription of dialysis to patients with advanced chronic kidney disease is subjective and great variations exist among physicians and countries. Given the difficulties in diagnosing ESRD, the presence of estimated GFR live years without being symptomatic or needing dialysis. The purpose of this report is to describe a framework to define when the kidney function ends and when ESRD can be adjudicated. Discussed in this report are (i) the importance of diagnosing symptomatic uremia or advanced asymptomatic uremia thus establishing the need for dialysis; (ii) establishing the chronicity of dialysis so as to distinguish it from acute dialysis; (iii) establishing ESRD when dialysis is unavailable, refused or considered futile and (iv) the adjudication process. Several challenges and ambiguities that emerge in clinical trials and their possible solutions are provided. The criteria proposed herein may help to standardize the definition of ESRD and reduce the variability in adjudicating the most important renal end point in clinical trials of chronic kidney disease. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of ERA-EDTA 2015. This work is written by (a) US Government employee(s) and is in the public domain in the US.

  4. Apples and Oranges? A Comparative Analysis of Adjudication in Parliamentary and CEDA/NDT Debate.

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    Jensen, Scott

    If the forensics community has real choice between debate formats, there must be distinctions that justify the existence of each respective style or organization. While such differences can exist at any one of a number of levels, this paper examines differences in adjudicating in both parliamentary and team policy debate, generally known as CEDA…

  5. Attention Therapy Improves Reading Comprehension in Adjudicated Teens in a Residential Facility

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    Shelley-Tremblay, John; Langhinrichsen-Rohling, Jennifer; Eyer, Joshua

    2012-01-01

    This study quantified the influence of visual Attention Therapy (AT) on reading skills and Coherent Motion Threshold (CMT) in adjudicated teens with moderate reading disabilities (RD) residing in a residential alternative sentencing program. Forty-two students with below-average reading scores were identified using standardized reading…

  6. How could the pension funds adjudicator get it so wrong? a critique ...

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    Some of the negative effects of Smith on the pension funds industry are also outlined. While the authors express their understanding that the Adjudicator's decision in Smith was made with the rights of women in mind, they believe that her reasoning was wrong. She may have arrived at the same decision on different ...

  7. Constitutional adjudication in the era of globalisation: the Netherlands in comparative perspective

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    Besselink, L.F.M.

    2011-01-01

    This essay is devoted to the apparent paradox of a constitutional system which is open and prepared for the internationalization which comes with globalization, yet does not allow constitutional adjudication as far as review of acts of parliament against the constitution is concerned. Firstly, we

  8. Agreement between public register and adjudication committee outcome in a cardiovascular randomized clinical trial

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    Kjøller, Erik; Hilden, Jørgen; Winkel, Per

    2014-01-01

    ≥ .35). CONCLUSIONS: Our results show a modest agreement between formal adjudication and outcomes deducible from public registers. However, the estimated intervention effect did not differ noticeably between the 2 data sources. If studies on a wide range of public registers confirm these findings...... of clarithromycin versus placebo and were followed up for 2.6 years. The pertinent hospital records and death certificates had originally been evaluated by the adjudication committee using common definitions of outcomes mapped into a 6-category list. We now mechanically converted the International Classification...... of Diseases-coded diagnoses of the public registries into the same categories. After cross-tabulation of the committee diagnoses with National Patient Register diagnoses and Register of Causes of Death, we calculate agreement and compare the estimated intervention effects of the 2 data sets. RESULTS...

  9. Noncompliance, renegotiation, and justice in international adjudication: A WTO-EU perspective

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    Shlomo-Agon, Sivan

    2015-01-01

    Focusing on the expanding realm of international adjudication, this paper approaches justice from the domain of the empirical and shows -through a careful, interview-based case-study analysis in the WTO-EU context- that justice in the transnational context is not only a contested concept, but also a multi-faceted one, deeply embedded in notions such as the rule of law, fairness, equality, transformation, and cooperation. Whereas in the past, the primary, if not the sole role of international ...

  10. At the Margins of Law: Adjudicating Muslim Families in Contemporary Delhi

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    Lemons, Katherine

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation explores questions of religion, law and gender in contemporary Delhi. The dissertation is based on eighteen months of fieldwork I conducted in four types of Muslim family law institutions: sharia courts (dar ul qaza institutions), women's arbitration centers (mahila panchayats), a mufti's authoritative legal advice (fatawa), and a mufti's healing practice. All of these institutions adjudicate cases and attend to problems that fall under the definition of "Personal Law." Acco...

  11. Discordance in investigator-reported and adjudicated sudden death in TIOSPIR

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    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Accurate and consistent determination of cause of death is challenging in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD patients. TIOSPIR (N=17 135 compared the safety and efficacy of tiotropium Respimat 5/2.5 µg with HandiHaler 18 µg in COPD patients. All-cause mortality was a primary end-point. A mortality adjudication committee (MAC assessed all deaths. We aimed to investigate causes of discordance in investigator-reported and MAC-adjudicated causes of death and their impact on results, especially cardiac and sudden death. The MAC provided independent, blinded assessment of investigator-reported deaths (n=1302 and assigned underlying cause of death. Discordance between causes of death was assessed descriptively (shift tables. There was agreement between investigator-reported and MAC-adjudicated deaths in 69.4% of cases at the system organ class level. Differences were mainly observed for cardiac deaths (16.4% investigator, 5.1% MAC and deaths assigned to general disorders including sudden death (17.4% investigator, 24.6% MAC. Reasons for discrepancies included investigator attribution to the immediate (e.g. myocardial infarction (MI over the underlying cause of death (e.g. COPD and insufficient information for a definitive cause. Cause-specific mortality varies in COPD, depending on the method of assignment. Sudden death, witnessed and unwitnessed, is common in COPD and often attributed to MI without supporting evidence.

  12. The Politics of Scaling Water Governance and Adjudication in New Mexico

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    Eric P. Perramond

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the scalar politics of the water rights adjudication process in New Mexico (US. Over the past 150 years, water governance in New Mexico has gradually shifted away from communal management towards more individualised 'water rights'. This paper addresses the consequences of this shift for water users while also addressing the literature on the politics of scale and scalar politics. Actors engaged in water governance mobilise scale, and scalar politics operate in different settings, depending on the priorities of the stakeholders. Using interviews, archival research, and institutional ethnography, I illustrate how scale of various kinds is fundamental to the process of water rights adjudication and water governance in the state of New Mexico. Although the academic sense of the politics of scale remains contested, these debates seem largely abstract to most water users, even if they materially and rhetorically engage in multiple levels of scalar politics. The framing of scale arguments ranges from the biopolitics of individual water rights holders, to the new regionalisation of ditches due to adjudication, to considerations at the larger watershed level.

  13. A Randomized Implementation Study of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adjudicated Teens in Residential Treatment Facilities

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    Cohen, Judith A.; Mannarino, Anthony P.; Jankowski, Kay; Rosenberg, Stanley; Kodya, Suzanne; Wolford, George L.

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    Adjudicated youth in residential treatment facilities (RTFs) have high rates of trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study evaluated strategies for implementing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) in RTF. Therapists (N = 129) treating adjudicated youth were randomized by RTF program (N = 18) to receive one of the two TF-CBT implementation strategies: (1) web-based TF-CBT training + consultation (W) or (2) W + 2 day live TF-CBT workshop + twice month...

  14. Adjudication-related processes are underreported and lack standardization in clinical trials of venous thromboembolism: a systematic review.

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    Stuck, Anna K; Fuhrer, Evelyn; Limacher, Andreas; Méan, Marie; Aujesky, Drahomir

    2014-03-01

    Although the use of an adjudication committee (AC) for outcomes is recommended in randomized controlled trials, there are limited data on the process of adjudication. We therefore aimed to assess whether the reporting of the adjudication process in venous thromboembolism (VTE) trials meets existing quality standards and which characteristics of trials influence the use of an AC. We systematically searched MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library from January 1, 2003, to June 1, 2012, for randomized controlled trials on VTE. We abstracted information about characteristics and quality of trials and reporting of adjudication processes. We used stepwise backward logistic regression model to identify trial characteristics independently associated with the use of an AC. We included 161 trials. Of these, 68.9% (111 of 161) reported the use of an AC. Overall, 99.1% (110 of 111) of trials with an AC used independent or blinded ACs, 14.4% (16 of 111) reported how the adjudication decision was reached within the AC, and 4.5% (5 of 111) reported on whether the reliability of adjudication was assessed. In multivariate analyses, multicenter trials [odds ratio (OR), 8.6; 95% confidence interval (CI): 2.7, 27.8], use of a data safety-monitoring board (OR, 3.7; 95% CI: 1.2, 11.6), and VTE as the primary outcome (OR, 5.7; 95% CI: 1.7, 19.4) were associated with the use of an AC. Trials without random allocation concealment (OR, 0.3; 95% CI: 0.1, 0.8) and open-label trials (OR, 0.3; 95% CI: 0.1, 1.0) were less likely to report an AC. Recommended processes of adjudication are underreported and lack standardization in VTE-related clinical trials. The use of an AC varies substantially by trial characteristics. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Summary adjudication

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    Freudenthal, M.

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    The 1987 World Congress on Procedural Law had as its main theme: ‘Justice and Efficiency’. One of the general reports was entitled: ‘Use and Abuse of Summary Proceedings’.2 Today, 10 years later, the scholarly attention to the subject of accelerated or expedited proceedings is still as important

  16. Celebrity Adjudication: Comparative Analyses of United States Verdict Rates for Celebrity Defendants

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    Carroll, Bruce A.

    2013-01-01

    The effect of outside influences on judicial decision-making has a long and storied history. However, the impact of celebrity status as an outside influence on judicial decision-making has received very little attention in the literature. I examine 303 celebrity verdicts from 1998 to 2010 to shed light on whether celebrities are adjudicated in the same or a similar manner as non-celebrities. My findings suggest that celebrities do not receive any special treatment at trial, but in fact are co...

  17. Not Just the Facts: Adjudicator Bias and Decisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (2006-2011

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    Full Text Available The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB is Canada’s largest administrative tribunal. The Refugee Protection Division (RPD of the IRB is responsible for the adjudication of refugee claims made from within Canada.  In accordance with its obligations under international law, Canada grants protection to persons who have a well-founded fear of persecution because of race, nationality, religion, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. In addition, a person may request protection in Canada on the basis of his or her fear of torture, risk to life or risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment. Acceptance (approval rates of claims vary widely across members of the IRB, with some granting asylum in less than 10 percent of cases, and others granting asylum in more than 90 percent of cases. Despite this fact, there is a lack of analysis exploring whether grant rates vary systematically in relationship to observed characteristics of adjudicators. This paper presents statistical analysis of over 68,000 refugee claims adjudicated by 264 members of the board from 2006 to 2011. It finds that the probability of acceptance is associated with individual members’ characteristics including education, gender, and professional experience, when holding constant the claimant’s country of origin, gender, and the year and regional office of adjudication. The findings suggest that the identity of the adjudicator affects whether or not an individual receives asylum. 

  18. Oregon's Gun Relief Program for Adjudicated Mentally Ill Persons: The Psychiatric Security Review Board.

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    Britton, Juliet; Bloom, Joseph D

    2015-06-01

    This article describes the State of Oregon's implementation of two programs designed to comply with federal gun laws regarding reporting individuals who have received mental health adjudications in criminal and civil courts. One mandate requires that states submit names of adjudicated individuals to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) while the second requires that the state establish a qualifying gun restoration program for those disqualified from gun ownership. In 2009, Oregon's Legislature developed an administrative approach to gun restoration and assigned the responsibility for conducting these hearing to the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB). The PSRB is a state administrative board that has existed since 1977 and has been primarily focused on the supervision and treatment of adult and juvenile insanity acquittees. The gun restoration program began in 2010, but to date has only received three completed petitions requesting restoration of firearm rights. The article concludes with a discussion that surmises why very few of the Oregonians who are listed in NICS have submitted petitions for relief. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  19. Cognitive functioning and adjudicative competence: defendants referred for neuropsychological evaluation in a psychiatric inpatient setting.

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    Arredondo, Beth C; Marcopulos, Bernice A; Brand, Jesse G; Campbell, Kristen T; Kent, Julie-Ann

    2017-11-01

    A paucity of peer-reviewed research exists regarding the relation between cognitive functioning and adjudicative competence, despite increasing awareness of cognitive deficits associated with serious mental illness. This retrospective study sought to add to and expand upon existing research by considering performance validity and court determinations of competence, when available. We compared demographic and cognitive variables of a group of defendants with presumed valid testing admitted to an inpatient psychiatric facility for evaluation of adjudicative competence and referred for neuropsychological evaluation (n = 45) and compared individuals determined by the evaluator and/or the court to be competent (n = 30) and incompetent (n = 15). Defendants who were incompetent were more likely to be diagnosed with a cognitive disorder, with a medium effect size. There was a difference in tests of immediate and delayed memory as measured by the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS), with medium to large effects, and high delayed memory scores were helpful in ruling out incompetence (Negative predictive power = 85.71%). These results provide support for the relationship between cognitive functioning and trial competence, particularly at high and low levels of performance.

  20. Effects of the endpoint adjudication process on the results of a randomised controlled trial: the ADVANCE trial.

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    Full Text Available Endpoint adjudication committees (EPAC are widely used in clinical trials. The aim of the present analysis is to assess the effects of the endpoint adjudication process on the main findings of the ADVANCE trial (Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00145925.The ADVANCE trial was a multicentre, 2 × 2 factorial randomised controlled trial of blood pressure lowering and intensive blood glucose control in 11140 patients with type 2 diabetes. Primary outcomes were major macrovascular (nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke and cardiovascular death and microvascular (new or worsening nephropathy and retinopathy events. Suspected primary outcomes were initially reported by the investigators at the 215 sites with subsequent adjudication by the EPAC. The EPAC also adjudicated upon potential events identified directly by ongoing screening of all reported events. Over a median follow-up of 5 years, the site investigators reported one or more primary outcomes among 2443 participants. After adjudication these events were confirmed for 2077 (85% with 48 further events added through the EPAC-led database screening process. The estimated relative risk reductions (95% confidence intervals in the primary outcome for the blood pressure lowering comparison were 8% (-1 to 15% based on the investigator-reported events and 9% (0 to 17% based on the EPAC-based events (P for homogeneity = 0.70. The corresponding findings for the glucose comparison were 8% (1 to 15% and 10% (2% to 18% (P for homogeneity = 0.60. The effect estimates were also highly comparable when studied separately for macrovascular events and microvascular events for both comparisons (all P for homogeneity>0.6.The endpoint adjudication process had no discernible impact on the main findings in ADVANCE. These data highlight the need for careful consideration of the likely impact of an EPAC on the findings and conclusions of clinical trials prior to their establishment.

  1. Juvenile mental health courts for adjudicated youth: role implications for child and adolescent psychiatric mental health nurses.

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    Burriss, F Antoinette; Breland-Noble, Alfiee M; Webster, Joe L; Soto, Jose A

    2011-05-01

    Juvenile mental health courts for adjudicated youth. To describe the role of psychiatric nurses in reducing mental health disparities for adjudicated youth via juvenile mental health courts. ISI Web of Knowledge; Sage Journals Online; HighWire; PubMed; Google Scholar and Wiley Online Library and websites for psychiatric nursing organizations. Years included: 2000-2010. Juvenile mental health courts may provide a positive and effective alternative to incarceration for youth with mental health problems with psychiatric nurses playing a key role in program implementation. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. The Influence of Living Situations on Family Therapy Involvement Among Youth Adjudicated of a Sexual Crime.

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    Yoder, Jamie R

    2016-04-01

    Clinical and research professionals working with youth who have sexually offended have increasingly advocated for community-based care. However, other scholars have noted the appropriateness of residential placements for many youth. Research is inconclusive concerning the degree to which youth with sexually harmful behaviors receive family services, particularly family therapy in either community-based care settings or residential settings, and has yet to thoroughly identify how placement influences family therapy involvement. This study reviews the files of youth who have been adjudicated of a sexual crime (N = 85) to quantitatively identify how living situations influence family therapy involvement. Using bivariate estimations, findings reveal that youth living out of the home and those who change placements were more involved in family therapy than those treated in their own communities or homes. Implications and future research directions are considered. © The Author(s) 2014.

  3. Forensic Psychology in Disability Adjudication: A Decade of Experience. Vocational Experts in the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals.

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    Hannings, Robert B., Ed.; And Others

    The monograph has been arranged to offer the reader maximum insight into not only the role of the Vocational Expert, but his role when viewed as one factor interdependent with several others in the total context of the adjudicative process of the Social Security disability program. Emphasis is given to its genesis and evaluation, emphasizing the…

  4. Evaluation of New York state's mandatory occupant restraint law. Volume 4, Enforcement and adjudication of violations of the law

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    This is the final report on analyses of the available 1985 enforcement and adjudication data relating to New York State's Mandatory Occupant Restraint Law. In the first year of the law there were over 30,000 violations that resulted in conviction. Th...

  5. Enhancing Title Ix Due Process Standards in Campus Sexual Assault Adjudication: Considering the Roles of Distributive, Procedural, and Restorative Justice

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    Harper, Shannon; Maskaly, Jon; Kirkner, Anne; Lorenz, Katherine

    2017-01-01

    Title IX prohibits sex discrimination--including sexual assault--in higher education. The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights' 2011 "Dear Colleague Letter" outlines recommendations for campus sexual assault adjudication allowing a variety of procedures that fail to protect accused students' due process rights and victims'…

  6. A Randomized Implementation Study of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adjudicated Teens in Residential Treatment Facilities.

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    Cohen, Judith A; Mannarino, Anthony P; Jankowski, Kay; Rosenberg, Stanley; Kodya, Suzanne; Wolford, George L

    2016-05-01

    Adjudicated youth in residential treatment facilities (RTFs) have high rates of trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study evaluated strategies for implementing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) in RTF. Therapists (N = 129) treating adjudicated youth were randomized by RTF program (N = 18) to receive one of the two TF-CBT implementation strategies: (1) web-based TF-CBT training + consultation (W) or (2) W + 2 day live TF-CBT workshop + twice monthly phone consultation (W + L). Youth trauma screening and PTSD symptoms were assessed via online dashboard data entry using the University of California at Los Angeles PTSD Reaction Index. Youth depressive symptoms were assessed with the Mood and Feelings Questionnaire-Short Version. Outcomes were therapist screening; TF-CBT engagement, completion, and fidelity; and youth improvement in PTSD and depressive symptoms. The W + L condition resulted in significantly more therapists conducting trauma screening (p = .0005), completing treatment (p = .03), and completing TF-CBT with fidelity (p = .001) than the W condition. Therapist licensure significantly impacted several outcomes. Adjudicated RTF youth receiving TF-CBT across conditions experienced statistically and clinically significant improvement in PTSD (p = .001) and depressive (p = .018) symptoms. W + L is generally superior to W for implementing TF-CBT in RTF. TF-CBT is effective for improving trauma-related symptoms in adjudicated RTF youth. Implementation barriers are discussed. © The Author(s) 2016.

  7. Viewpoint: Central adjudication of myocardial infarction in outcome-driven clinical trials--common patterns in TRITON, RECORD, and PLATO?

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    Serebruany, Victor L; Atar, Dan

    2012-09-01

    Central adjudication in randomised controlled outcome-driven trials represents a traditional approach to maintain data integrity by applying uniformed rules for assessment of clinical events. It was the purpose of this investigation to determine the patterns of myocardial infarction (MI) adjudication in the TRITON, RECORD, and PLATO trials. We were matching centrally-adjudicated MI's (CAMI's) from the official trial publication with the site-reported MI (SRMI's) count from the Food and Drug Administration's secondary analyses for the investigational compounds prasugrel (TRITON), rosiglitazone (RECORD), and ticagrelor (PLATO). CAMI numbers showed a remarkable discrepancy to SRMI's by more than a doubling of the difference: from 72 to 145 events in TRITON favoring prasugrel (from a hazard ratio [HR]=0.76, p=0.08; to a HR=0.76, pPLATO (from a HR=0.94, p=0.095; to a HR=0.84, pPLATO trial turned out to have a critical impact on study outcomes. Trial publications should in the future include site-reported major efficacy and safety endpoints to preserve data integrity. The regulatory authorities should consider independent audits when there is a major disagreement between centrally adjudicated and site reported events influencing the results of a major clinical trial.

  8. A group Motivational Interviewing intervention reduces drinking and alcohol-related negative consequences in adjudicated college women.

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    LaBrie, Joseph W; Thompson, Alysha D; Huchting, Karen; Lac, Andrew; Buckley, Kevin

    2007-11-01

    College students who violate campus alcohol policies (adjudicated students) are at high risk for experiencing negative alcohol-related consequences and for undermining campus life. Further, college women may be especially at-risk due to differential intoxication effects and sexual consequences experienced mainly by female students. Research on interventions for adjudicated students, especially adjudicated females, has been limited. One hundred and fifteen college women who received a sanction for violating campus alcohol policies participated in the study. The two-hour group intervention focused on female-specific reasons for drinking and included decisional balance, goal setting and other exercises. Participants completed follow-up surveys for 12 weeks following the intervention and answered questions regarding alcohol consumption and alcohol-related negative consequences. Findings support the use of an MI-based intervention to reduce both alcohol consumption and consequences among adjudicated females. Specifically, alcohol use was reduced by 29.9% and negative consequences were reduced by 35.87% from pre-intervention to 3-month follow up. Further, the intervention appeared to successfully initiate change in the heaviest drinkers, as women who drank at risky levels reduced alcohol consumption to a greater extent than women who drank at moderate levels.

  9. Comparing patterns and predictors of immigrant offending among a sample of adjudicated youth.

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    Bersani, Bianca E; Loughran, Thomas A; Piquero, Alex R

    2014-11-01

    Research on immigration and crime has only recently started to consider potential heterogeneity in longitudinal patterns of immigrant offending. Guided by segmented assimilation and life course criminology frameworks, this article advances prior research on the immigration-crime nexus in three ways: using a large sample of high-risk adjudicated youth containing first and second generation immigrants; examining longitudinal trajectories of official and self-reported offending; and merging segmented assimilation and life course theories to distinguish between offending patterns. Data come from the Pathways to Desistance study containing detailed offending and socio-demographic background information on 1,354 adolescents (13.6 % female; n = 1,061 native-born; n = 210 second generation immigrants; n = 83 first generation immigrants) as they transition to young adulthood (aged 14-17 at baseline). Over 84 months we observe whether patterns of offending, and the correlates that may distinguish them, operate differently across immigrant generations. Collectively, this study offers the first investigation of whether immigrants, conditioned on being adjudicated, are characterized by persistent offending. Results show that first generation immigrants are less likely to be involved in serious offending and to evidence persistence in offending, and appear to be on a path toward desistance much more quickly than their peers. Further, assimilation and neighborhood disadvantage operate in unique ways across generational status and relate to different offending styles. The findings show that the risk for persistent offending is greatest among those with high levels of assimilation who reside in disadvantaged contexts, particularly among the second generation youth in the sample.

  10. Crime and substance misuse in adjudicated delinquent youth: the worst of both worlds.

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    Walters, Glenn D

    2014-04-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether comorbid offending and substance misuse in previously adjudicated delinquents correlated better with measures of concurrent antisocial cognition and personality and subsequent criminality and substance misuse than offending or substance misuse alone. A sample of 1,177 youths was divided into four groups based on self-reported crime and substance misuse data from Wave 4 (ages 16-21) of the Pathways to Desistance study (Mulvey, 2012): a no-crime and substance-misuse (NCS) group, a crime-only (CO) group, a substance-misuse-only (SO) group, and a crime and substance-misuse (C&S) group. As predicted, youths in the C&S group earned significantly higher scores on concurrent measures of neuroticism, grandiosity/manipulation, callousness/unemotionality, impulsivity/irresponsibility, and moral disengagement, and significantly lower scores on measures of agreeableness, conscientiousness, impulse control, suppression of aggression, and consideration of others than did youths in the other three groups. Prospective analyses revealed that C&S participants engaged in more subsequent crime and experienced more substance-related social problems than participants in the other three groups and reported significantly more substance-related dependency symptoms and episodes of alcohol/drug treatment than participants in the NCS and CO groups. Hence, previously adjudicated youths who experienced problems with crime and substances in late adolescence/early adulthood were at increased risk for concurrent antisocial cognition and personality problems and subsequent crime and substance-misuse problems compared with participants in the other three groups. The prospective effects were found to be partially mediated by antisocial cognition in the form of moral disengagement. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved.

  11. Evaluation of the adjudicated incest cases in Turkey: difficulties in notification of incestuous relationships.

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    Gunduz, Tarık; Karbeyaz, Kenan; Ayranci, Unal

    2011-03-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and evaluation of the adjudicated incest cases in the heavy penal court in a province of western Turkey. The court files of 65 incest cases during a 10-year period between 1999 and 2008 were explored. When compared to those who lived in cities, the cases who lived in rural areas, such as villages or towns, had been exposed to penetration more frequently (94.3% and 70.0%, respectively, p<0.01). For the cases where the victim and perpetrator lived in the same house, the accused were generally members of the nuclear family (p<0.001). When compared to those who had not been exposed to penetration, most of those who had been exposed to it were determined to apply later (after 10 days) to judicial institutions (77.8%, p<0.01). The education and awareness of persons, such as teachers and physicians, who may confront incestuous relationships rather frequently are very important in the protection of children and in their adaptation to society. © 2011 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  12. Family context and externalizing correlates of childhood animal cruelty in adjudicated delinquents.

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    Walters, Glenn D; Noon, Alexandria

    2015-05-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether childhood animal cruelty is primarily a feature of family context or of externalizing behavior. Twenty measures of family context and proactive (fearlessness) and reactive (disinhibition) externalizing behavior were correlated with the retrospective accounts of childhood animal cruelty provided by 1,354 adjudicated delinquents. A cross-sectional analysis revealed that all 20 family context, proactive externalizing, and reactive externalizing variables correlated significantly with animal cruelty. Prospective analyses showed that when the animal cruelty variable was included in a regression equation with the 10 family context variables (parental arguing and fighting, parental drug use, parental hostility, and parental knowledge and monitoring of offspring behavior) or in a regression equation with the five reactive externalizing variables (interpersonal hostility, secondary psychopathy, weak impulse control, weak suppression of aggression, and short time horizon), it continued to predict future violent and income (property + drug) offending. The animal cruelty variable no longer predicted offending, however, when included in a regression equation with the five proactive externalizing variables (early onset behavioral problems, primary psychopathy, moral disengagement, positive outcome expectancies for crime, and lack of consideration for others). These findings suggest that while animal cruelty correlates with a wide range of family context and externalizing variables, it may serve as a marker of violent and nonviolent offending by virtue of its position on the proactive subdimension of the externalizing spectrum. © The Author(s) 2014.

  13. Cardiovascular adverse events in the drug-development program of bupropion for smoking cessation: A systematic retrospective adjudication effort.

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    Kittle, Jessie; Lopes, Renato D; Huang, Mingyan; Marquess, Marsha L; Wilson, Matthew D; Ascher, John; Krishen, Alok; Hasselblad, Vic; Kolls, Brad J; Roe, Matthew T; McGuire, Darren K; Russell, Stuart D; Mahaffey, Kenneth W

    2017-10-01

    In 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration requested that GlaxoSmithKline perform retrospective adjudication of cardiovascular (CV) events reported in the bupropion drug-development trials for smoking cessation. Retrospective adjudication of clinical trial data will not increase the identification of adverse events. We performed a comprehensive retrospective analysis of adverse events in 19 previously completed controlled US clinical trials of bupropion marketed for the treatment of smoking cessation, yielding 9479 subjects (5290 bupropion, 2927 placebo, 1018 active control [ACT], and 244 treated concurrently with bupropion and ACT). All adverse events were sent to the Duke Clinical Research Institute for adjudication by Clinical Events Classification (CEC) physician reviewers. The primary endpoint was a composite of major adverse CV events: CV death, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), and nonfatal stroke. Overall, 416 nonfatal CV events in 366 subjects, and 22 deaths, were identified and processed for adjudication. Of these, 7 nonfatal MIs (4 bupropion, 3 placebo, 0 ACT), 5 nonfatal strokes (1 bupropion, 3 placebo, 1 ACT), and 9 CV deaths (4 bupropion, 4 placebo, 1 ACT) were confirmed by the CEC Committee. The primary endpoint occurred in 3/4297 (0.07%) subjects in the bupropion group and in 4/2927 (0.14%) subjects in the placebo group (log-rank P value: 0.613). CV events in bupropion clinical trials for smoking cessation were uncommon, with no observed increase among subjects assigned to bupropion vs placebo. However, this effort was limited by a paucity of quality data. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. Ticagrelor effects on myocardial infarction and the impact of event adjudication in the PLATO (Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes) trial.

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    Mahaffey, Kenneth W; Held, Claes; Wojdyla, Daniel M; James, Stefan K; Katus, Hugo A; Husted, Steen; Steg, Philippe Gabriel; Cannon, Christopher P; Becker, Richard C; Storey, Robert F; Khurmi, Nardev S; Nicolau, José C; Yu, Cheuk-Man; Ardissino, Diego; Budaj, Andrzej; Morais, Joao; Montgomery, Debra; Himmelmann, Anders; Harrington, Robert A; Wallentin, Lars

    2014-04-22

    This study sought to report the treatment effect of ticagrelor on myocardial infarction (MI) and the strategy for and impact of event adjudication in the PLATO (Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes) trial. In PLATO, ticagrelor reduced cardiovascular death, MI, or stroke in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). A clinical events committee (CEC) prospectively defined and adjudicated all suspected MI events, on the basis of events reported by investigators and by triggers on biomarkers. Treatment comparisons used CEC-adjudicated data, and per protocol, excluded silent MI. Overall, 1,299 (610 ticagrelor, 689 clopidogrel) MIs reported by the CEC occurred during the trial. Of these, 1,097 (504 ticagrelor, 593 clopidogrel) contributed to the primary composite endpoint. Site investigators reported 1,198 (580 ticagrelor, 618 clopidogrel) MIs. Ticagrelor significantly reduced overall MI rates (12-month CEC-adjudicated Kaplan-Meier rates: 5.8% ticagrelor, 6.9% clopidogrel; hazard ratio [HR]: 0.84; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.75 to 0.95). Nonprocedural MI (HR: 0.86; 95% CI: 0.74 to 1.01) and MI related to percutaneous coronary intervention or stent thrombosis tended to be lower with ticagrelor. MIs related to coronary artery bypass graft surgery were few, but numerical excess was observed in patients assigned ticagrelor. Analyses of overall MIs using investigator-reported data showed similar results but did not reach statistical significance (HR: 0.88; 95% CI: 0.78 to 1.00). In patients with ACS, ticagrelor significantly reduced the incidence of MI compared with clopidogrel, with consistent results across most MI subtypes. CEC procedures identified more MI endpoints compared with site investigators. (A Comparison of Ticagrelor [AZD6140] and Clopidogrel in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome [PLATO]; NCT00391872). Copyright © 2014 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. First in line: prioritizing receipt of Social Security disability benefits based on likelihood of death during adjudication.

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    Rasch, Elizabeth K; Huynh, Minh; Ho, Pei-Shu; Heuser, Aaron; Houtenville, Andrew; Chan, Leighton

    2014-11-01

    Given the complexity of the adjudication process and volume of applications to Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability programs, many individuals with serious medical conditions die while awaiting an application decision. Limitations of traditional survival methods called for a new empirical approach to identify conditions resulting in rapid mortality. To identify health conditions associated with significantly higher mortality than a key reference group among applicants for SSA disability programs. We identified mortality patterns and generated a survival surface for a reference group using conditions already designated for expedited processing. We identified conditions associated with significantly higher mortality than the reference group and prioritized them by the expected likelihood of death during the adjudication process. Administrative records of 29 million Social Security disability applicants, who applied for benefits from 1996 to 2007, were analyzed. We computed survival spells from time of onset of disability to death, and from date of application to death. Survival data were organized by entry cohort. In our sample, we observed that approximately 42,000 applicants died before a decision was made on their disability claims. We identified 24 conditions with survival profiles comparable with the reference group. Applicants with these conditions were not likely to survive adjudication. Our approach facilitates ongoing revision of the conditions SSA designates for expedited awards and has applicability to other programs where survival profiles are a consideration.

  16. Adjudicated morbidity and mortality outcomes by age among individuals with HIV infection on suppressive antiretroviral therapy.

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    Full Text Available Non-AIDS conditions such as cardiovascular disease and non-AIDS defining cancers dominate causes of morbidity and mortality among persons with HIV on suppressive combination antiretroviral therapy. Accurate estimates of disease incidence and of risk factors for these conditions are important in planning preventative efforts.With use of medical records, serious non-AIDS events, AIDS events, and causes of death were adjudicated using pre-specified criteria by an Endpoint Review Committee in two large international trials. Rates of serious non-AIDS which include cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease, decompensated liver disease, and non-AIDS cancer, and other serious (grade 4 adverse events were determined, overall and by age, over a median follow-up of 4.3 years for 3,570 participants with CD4+ cell count ≥300 cells/mm³ who were taking antiretroviral therapy and had an HIV RNA level ≤500 copies/mL. Cox models were used to examine the effect of age and other baseline factors on risk of a composite outcome of all-cause mortality, AIDS, or serious non-AIDS.Five-year Kaplan-Meier estimates of the composite outcome, overall and by age were 8.3% (overall, 3.6% (<40, 8.7% (40-49 and 16.1% (≥50, respectively (p<0.001. In addition to age, smoking and higher levels of interleukin-6 and D-dimer were significant predictors of the composite outcome. The composite outcome was dominated by serious non-AIDS events (overall 65% of 277 participants with a composite event. Most serious non-AIDS events were due to cardiovascular disease and non-AIDS cancers.To date, few large studies have carefully collected data on serious non-AIDS outcomes. Thus, reliable estimates of event rates are scarce. Data cited here, from a geographically diverse cohort, will be useful for planning studies of interventions aimed at reducing rates of serious non-AIDS events among people with HIV.

  17. Improving Clinical Data Integrity by using Data Adjudication Techniques for Data Received through a Health Information Exchange (HIE).

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    Ranade-Kharkar, Pallavi; Pollock, Susan E; Mann, Darren K; Thornton, Sidney N

    2014-01-01

    Growing participation in Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) has created opportunities for the seamless integration of external data into an organization's own EHR and clinical workflows. The process of integrating external data has the potential to detect data integrity issues. Lack of critiquing external data before its incorporation can lead to data unfit for use in the clinical setting. HIE data adjudication, by detecting inconsistencies, physiological and temporal incompatibilities, data completeness and timeliness issues in HIE data, facilitates corrective actions and improves clinical data integrity.

  18. Predictors and Consequences of Gang Membership: Comparing Gang Members, Gang Leaders, and Non-Gang-Affiliated Adjudicated Youth.

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    Dmitrieva, Julia; Gibson, Lauren; Steinberg, Laurence; Piquero, Alex; Fagan, Jeffrey

    2014-06-01

    This 7-year study of 1,170 male adjudicated youth examined how self-esteem, psychopathy, and psychosocial maturity relate to gang status (low-level member, leader, and non-gang member). Low temperance, perspective, and responsibility predicted being a low-level gang member, whereas only lower temperance predicted being a gang leader. Low self-esteem predicted gang membership (low-level and high-level) at a younger age (i.e., during adolescence). However, higher self-esteem and grandiose-manipulative traits predicted being a gang leader during young adulthood. Over time, low-level members became more psychopathic and less psychosocially mature. Gang leaders also became more psychopathic and undercontrolled (as indicted by lower temperance). However, their perspective and responsibility aspects of psychosocial maturity were not affected.

  19. Predictors and Consequences of Gang Membership: Comparing Gang Members, Gang Leaders, and Non-Gang-Affiliated Adjudicated Youth

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    Dmitrieva, Julia; Gibson, Lauren; Steinberg, Laurence; Piquero, Alex; Fagan, Jeffrey

    2014-01-01

    This 7-year study of 1,170 male adjudicated youth examined how self-esteem, psychopathy, and psychosocial maturity relate to gang status (low-level member, leader, and non-gang member). Low temperance, perspective, and responsibility predicted being a low-level gang member, whereas only lower temperance predicted being a gang leader. Low self-esteem predicted gang membership (low-level and high-level) at a younger age (i.e., during adolescence). However, higher self-esteem and grandiose-manipulative traits predicted being a gang leader during young adulthood. Over time, low-level members became more psychopathic and less psychosocially mature. Gang leaders also became more psychopathic and undercontrolled (as indicted by lower temperance). However, their perspective and responsibility aspects of psychosocial maturity were not affected. PMID:27087767

  20. The Influence of Reflective Opposite-Sex Norms and Importance of Opposite-Sex Approval on Adjudicated Student Drinking: Theoretical Extensions and Implications

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    Hummer, Justin F.; LaBrie, Joseph W.; Lac, Andrew; Louie, Brian

    2013-01-01

    This study examines the salience and influence of reflective norms regarding opposite- sex friends, dating, and sexual partners on drinking behaviors of heterosexual college students sanctioned for violating the campus alcohol policy (i.e., adjudicated students). Results revealed that the level of importance placed on approval from the opposite…

  1. Social Bond and Self-Reported Nonviolent and Violent Delinquency: A Study of Traditional Low Risk, At-Risk, and Adjudicated Male Chinese Adolescents

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    Chan, Heng Choon Oliver; Chui, Wing Hong

    2015-01-01

    Background: Little is known about the level of social bond elements and their effects on delinquency among nonadjudicated (traditional low and at-risk school-aged) and adjudicated Chinese male adolescents. Objective: Using a large adolescent sample (N = 1,177) from Hong Kong and Macau, this study aims to distinguish the level of social bond…

  2. Rate of adjudication of radiological progression in rheumatoid arthritis randomized controlled trials depending on preset limits of agreement: a pooled analysis from 15 randomized trials

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    Navarro-Compán, Victoria; Landewé, Robert; Ahmad, Harris A.; Miller, Colin G.; Xu, Dong; Wolterbeek, Ron; van der Heijde, Désirée

    2013-01-01

    Methods. Fifteen datasets from RCTs in RA were scored by 13 experienced readers as pairs according to the modified Sharp-van der Heijde method. The theoretical adjudication rates for thresholds of between 3 and 20 units were calculated. We investigated the influence of the number of time points

  3. Will the law come running? The potential role of "brain fingerprinting" in crime investigation and adjudication in Australia.

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    Dickson, Kelly; McMahon, Marilyn

    2005-11-01

    A major feature of the Australian criminal justice system is that jurors assess witness credibility and are the ultimate finders of fact. Recognising the occasional fallibility of humans in detecting truth and deception, the jury's function may be assisted by highly regulated expert evidence about a variety of scientific techniques. A recent scientific development has been the invention of "brain fingerprinting" (BF) by Dr Larry Farwell in the United States. Brain fingerprinting measures brainwave functioning to detect awareness of crime-relevant information in order to distinguish between guilty and innocent suspects. This article considers whether BF could be used for crime investigation and adjudication in Australia. By examining the rules of expert evidence and the principles relating to "novel scientific evidence", the admissibility of BF in the various Australian jurisdictions is evaluated. The utility of BF in criminal investigations and counter-terrorism initiatives is also canvassed. The authors conclude that, at the present time, it is unlikely that expert testimony on BF will be admitted in Australian criminal trials. However, the technique potentially offers other benefits to the criminal justice system, thereby warranting its consideration as a "criminal and investigative tool of the future".

  4. Treatment of obsessive morbid jealousy with cognitive analytic therapy: An adjudicated hermeneutic single-case efficacy design evaluation.

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    Curling, Louise; Kellett, Stephen; Totterdell, Peter; Parry, Glenys; Hardy, Gillian; Berry, Katherine

    2017-10-09

    The evidence base for the treatment of morbid jealousy with integrative therapies is thin. This study explored the efficacy of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT). An adjudicated hermeneutic single-case efficacy design evaluated the cognitive analytic treatment of a patient meeting diagnostic criteria for obsessive morbid jealousy. A rich case record was developed using a matrix of nomothetic and ideographic quantitative and qualitative outcomes. This record was then debated by sceptic and affirmative research teams. Experienced psychotherapy researchers acted as judges, assessed the original case record, and heard the affirmative-versus-sceptic debate. Judges pronounced an opinion regarding the efficacy of the therapy. The efficacy of CAT was supported by all three judges. Each ruled that change had occurred due to the action of the therapy, beyond any level of reasonable doubt. This research demonstrates the potential usefulness of CAT in treating morbid jealousy and suggests that CAT is conceptually well suited. Suggestions for future clinical and research directions are provided. The relational approach of CAT makes it a suitable therapy for morbid jealousy. The narrative reformulation component of CAT appears to facilitate early change in chronic jealousy patterns. It is helpful for therapists during sessions to use CAT theory to diagrammatically spell out the patterns maintaining jealousy. © 2017 The British Psychological Society.

  5. Adjudicating socioeconomic rights

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    interpretation and application of socio-economic rights in the Bill of Rights. The pivots for discussion are the decisions of the Constitutional Court in the .... learned judge can be (mis)construed as relegating the provision of health care to the private rather than the public domain and insufficiently vindicating access to health ...

  6. constitutional adjudication in ethiopia

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    2000-01-25

    Jan 25, 2000 ... personal background of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, indicating very rich experience in other branches of the government before assum- ing judicial position, indeed one was even a. President of the country see William. Rehnquist, "Lecture: Remarks of the Chief. Justice: My ...

  7. Procurement Adjudication and the Rights of Children: Freedom Stationery (Pty Ltd v MEC for Education, Eastern Cape 2011 JOL 26927 (E

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    Full Text Available Children are heavily reliant on the services provided by the government and irregularities in public procurement processes are bound to affect the realisation of children's rights. In the Freedom Stationery (Pty Ltd v The Member of the Executive Council for Education, Eastern Cape the Court was urged by the Centre for Child Law acting as an amicus curiae to consider children's right to education and their best interests when deciding on an interim interdict which would result in a delay in the provision of stationery to several schools in the Eastern Cape. This case note contains a summary of the case, some comments on the court's approach to the rights of children in procurement adjudication, and an assessment of the significance of the case for the development of children's rights in South Africa.

  8. Analysis of 44 Cases before the Landlord and Tenant Board Involving Bed Bug Infestations in Ontario, Canada: Focus on Adjudicator Decisions Based on Entomological/Pest Management Evidence and Accountability under the Residential Tenancy Act and Other Applicable Legislation

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    Full Text Available The resurgence of bed bugs in major urban centres in North America has resulted in conflict between landlords and tenants. This is commonly focused on attribution of blame for source of infestation, on responsibility, on costs for preparation, treatment and losses, and for compensation as rent abatement and/or alternative temporary housing. In Ontario, Canada, these issues are often decided by adjudicators at the Landlord and Tenant Board hearing claims, counter-claims and defense by legal representation (lawyers and paralegals as well as through mediation. Evidence in these hearings may include photographs, invoices for costs as well as testimony by tenants, landlords and “expert witnesses” who are most often pest control firms representing their landlord clients. A total of 44 Landlord and Tenant Board adjudicated cases available online were analyzed. The analysis included elements of the decisions such as adjudicator, claimant (landlord or tenant, basis of claim, review of evidence, amount of claim, amount awarded, and evaluation of the quality of the evidence. The results of the analysis of these findings are discussed. Recommendations for improvement of adjudicator decisions on the basis of knowledge of bed bug biology and Integrated Pest Management best practices are presented as well as the importance of education of tenants and landlords to a process of mutual trust, support and accountability.

  9. Is This Kid a Likely Experimenter or a Likely Persister? An Analysis of Individual-Level and Family-Level Risk Factors Predicting Multiple Offending Among a Group of Adjudicated Youth.

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    Buker, Hasan; Erbay, Ayhan

    2018-02-01

    To implement effective diversion programs and determine for a well-suited intervention strategy, ascertaining who, among the adjudicated youth, is more likely to involve in multiple offending, rather than desisting after an initial delinquent behavior, is of great significance. The overall objective of this study, therefore, is to contribute to the existing knowledge on assessing the risks for multiple offending during juvenile adjudication processes. In this regard, this study examined the predicting powers of several individual-level and family-level risk factors on multiple offending during adolescence, based on a data set derived from court-ordered social examination reports (SERs) on 400 adjudicated youth in Turkey. Two binomial regression models were implemented to test the predictor values of various risk factors from these two domains. Results indicated the following as significant predictors of multiple offending among the subjects: younger age of onset in delinquency, dropping out of school, having delinquent/drug abusing (risky) friends, being not able to share problems with the family, increased number of siblings, and having a domestically migrated family. Conclusively, these findings were compared with the existing literature, and the policy implications and recommendations for future research were discussed.

  10. The judgment of the European Court of human rights in Maktouf and Damjanovic, and its impact on adjudication of international crimes

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    Full Text Available This paper discusses the legal rules governing the time limits of application of criminal legislation in adjudicating international crimes before the courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The author points out to the existence of two different criminal law regimes which are used against the criminal offenders: the first one is used by the courts of the B&H Entities and the Brčko District, where these rules are applied consistently and the criminal offenders are awarded prison sentences within the penal framework envisaged in earlier criminal codes, including the so-called interim laws; the second one is applied by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina which, in compliance with the B&H Criminal Code of 2003, may award long-term imprisonment of up to 45 years for the commission of these criminal offences even though this penalty did not exist in the B&H criminal law at the time when the acts were committed. In particular, the paper focuses on the legal issue arising from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR judgment in Maktouf and Damjanovic vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina (18 July 2013, where the Court established a violation of Article 7, paragraph 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR. The author discusses the common standpoint that the judgment removed all misunderstandings concerning the application of these rules; considering that such conception is unjustified, the author identifies a number of other outstanding problems which occurred in the application of these rules after rendering the above judgment. The author specifically considered the criminal provision on Crimes against Humanity as envisaged in Article 172 of the B&H Criminal Code, which the B&H Court regards as a new criminal offence which is envisaged in Article 7, paragraph 2 of the ECHR. The author believes that such application of this criminal offence is unjustified. Upon providing an analysis of the elements of crime constituting the legal nature of this criminal

  11. The Rules of an Occupational Retirement Fund and the Problem of Defaulting Employers: A Reconsideration of Orion Money Purchase Pension Fund (SA v Pension Funds Adjudicator

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    Orion Money Purchase Pension Fund (SA v Pension Funds Adjudicator is challenged. The case is authority for the principle that the only available remedy to an employee who has been cheated out of retirement fund benefits owing to the employer's failure to make fund contributions is one that compels the fund to calculate those outstanding contributions and demand that total sum from the employer. For various reasons this does not address the problem of defaulting employers, which can be addressed only by properly enforcing the Pension Funds Act and also consistently subjecting the rules to the Act in cases of disputes.

  12. Statistics on the distribution of contracts and purchase orders by country for the LHC Project based on payments and outstanding commitments for the period 1 January 1995 to 31 March 2000 (including adjudications by the Finance Committee up to March 2000).

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    Statistics on the distribution of contracts and purchase orders by country for the LHC Project based on payments and outstanding commitments for the period 1 January 1995 to 31 March 2000 (including adjudications by the Finance Committee up to March 2000).

  13. Statistics on the distribution of contracts and purchase orders by country for the LHC project based on payments and outstanding commitments for the period 1 January 1995 to 31 March 2001 (including adjudications by the Finance Committee up to March 2001)

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    Statistics on the distribution of contracts and purchase orders by country for the LHC project based on payments and outstanding commitments for the period 1 January 1995 to 31 March 2001 (including adjudications by the Finance Committee up to March 2001)

  14. Case note: ICTY (T. Ch. III) (Decision on Prosecution’s Motion for Judicial Notice of Adjudicated Facts and Prosecution’s Catalogue of Agreed Facts, Prosecutor v. Dragomir Milošević: case no. IT-98-29/1-T)

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    Vriend, K.

    2013-01-01

    Also comment to: ICTY (T. Ch. III). (2007, April 10), (Dissenting Opinion of Judge Harhoff: case no. IT-98-29/1-T; and to: ICTY (A. Ch.). (2007, June 26), (Decision on Interlocutory Appeals Against Trial Chamber’s Decision on Prosecution’s Motion for Judicial Notice of Adjudicated Facts and

  15. Limitation of Socio-Economic Rights in the 2010 Kenyan Constitution: A Proposal for the Adoption of a Proportionality Approach in the Judicial Adjudication of Socio-Economic Rights Disputes

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    Nicholas Wasonga Orago

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available On 27 August 2010 Kenya adopted a transformative Constitution with the objective of fighting poverty and inequality as well as improving the standards of living of all people in Kenya. One of the mechanisms in the 2010 Constitution aimed at achieving this egalitarian transformation is the entrenchment of justiciable socio-economic rights (SERs, an integral part of the Bill of Rights. The entrenched SERs require the State to put in place a legislative, policy and programmatic framework to enhance the realisation of its constitutional obligations to respect, protect and fulfill these rights for all Kenyans. These SER obligations, just like any other fundamental human rights obligations, are, however, not absolute and are subject to legitimate limitation by the State. Two approaches have been used in international and comparative national law jurisprudence to limit SERs: the proportionality approach, using a general limitation clause that has found application in international and regional jurisprudence on the one hand; and the reasonableness approach, using internal limitations contained in the standard of progressive realisation, an approach that has found application in the SER jurisprudence of the South African Courts, on the other hand. This article proposes that if the entrenched SERs are to achieve their transformative objectives, Kenyan courts must adopt a proportionality approach in the judicial adjudication of SER disputes. This proposal is based on the reasoning that for the entrenched SERs to have a substantive positive impact on the lives of the Kenyan people, any measure by the government aimed at their limitation must be subjected to strict scrutiny by the courts, a form of scrutiny that can be achieved only by using the proportionality standard entrenched in the article 24 general limitation clause.

  16. Organizational and Situational Influences on Adjudicative Decisions

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    Helton-Fauth, Whitney

    2003-01-01

    In April 2001, the General Accounting Office released the results of a large-scale study addressing the consistent use of guidelines and appropriateness of quality control in Department of Defense (DOD...

  17. 32 CFR 147.2 - Adjudicative process.

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    ... whole person concept. Available, reliable information about the person, past and present, favorable and...) Guideline I: Emotional, mental, and personality disorders. (10) Guideline J: Criminal conduct. (11... behavior. Notwithstanding, the whole person concept, pursuit of further investigations may be terminated by...

  18. 32 CFR 154.41 - Central adjudication.

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    ... administrative action is contemplated under § 154.56(b), the letter of intent (LOI) to deny or revoke must be...-5. A final notification of unfavorable administrative action, subsequent to the issuance of the LOI.... A final notification of unfavorable administrative action subsequent to the issuance of the LOI must...

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  20. Disability Case Adjudication and Review System

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    Social Security Administration — DICARS is the legacy system supporting business processes in the Disability Quality Branches (DQBs). It supports quality reviews of DDS disability determinations....

  1. Adjudication and Aribitrability of Government Construction Contracts ...

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    The former laws apply where a private individual or company usually referred to as 'employer' (otherwise known as 'owner' or 'client') enters into a construction contract with a contractor. And the latter involves a government department which intends to have construction works carried out on behalf of the government for ...

  2. 32 CFR 732.20 - Adjudication authorities.

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    ... National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL NONNAVAL MEDICAL AND...), for care rendered in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Nepal Pakistan, the Philippines... outpatient emergency and nonemergency care of active duty Navy and Marine Corps members in Canada and under...

  3. Un modelo de adjudicación de recursos sanitarios para Chile Um modelo de adjudicação de recursos sanitários para Chile A model for health care resources adjudication for Chile

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    Alejandra Zúñiga Fajuri

    Full Text Available Un modelo de adjudicación de recursos sanitarios, que recoja la experiencia comparada y los análisis desarrollados en la literatura especializada, debe partir de la premisa de que la aplicación de mecanismos de exclusión abiertamente discriminatorios de pacientes -como ocurre con los criterios de racionamiento del Plan AUGE relacionados con la edad del paciente, su lugar de residencia o su estatus sanitario- resultan inadmisibles, pues no se condicen con la exigencia de universalidad en el acceso a cuidado de salud propia de todo sistema comprometido con los objetivos sanitarios del milenio en materia de equidad.Um modelo de adjudicação de recursos sanitários, que recolha a experiência comparada e as análises desenvolvidas na literatura especializada, deve partir da premissa de que a aplicação de mecanismos de exclusão abertamente discriminatórios de pacientes -como ocorre com os critérios de racionamento do Plano AUGE relacionados com a idade do paciente, seu lugar de residência ou seu estado sanitário- resultam inadmissíveis, pois não condizem com a exigência de universalidade no acesso a cuidado de saúde própria de todo sistema comprometido com os objetivos sanitários do milênio em matéria de equidade.A model for adjudication of health care resources which gathers the comparative experience and the analysis developed by specialized literature, must start from the premise that the application of exclusion mechanisms of patients openly discriminatory -such as those happening with rationing criteria by Plan AUGE related to the age of patient, his/her place of residence or his/her health status- are unacceptable, since they do not agree with the universality exigency in health care access of any system compromise with millennium health goals for equity.

  4. Does the South African Pension Funds Adjudicator perform an ...

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    'Complaint' means a complaint of the complainant relating to the administration of a fund, the investment of its funds or the .... v SA Rugby Football Union 1999 (10) BCLR 1059 (CC) at para 141 (SARFU).; Fedsure Life Assurance Ltd v .... definition, namely the administration of the fund, the investment of its funds, and the.

  5. 77 FR 41120 - Rules of General Application, Adjudication, and Enforcement

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    ... covered by a valid and enforceable patent, copyright, trademark, mask work, or boat hull design related to... investigation either by naming additional proposed respondents or asserting infringement of additional patents... alleges a violation of section 337 based on infringement of a U.S. patent, or a federally registered...

  6. 77 FR 60952 - Rules of General Application, Adjudication, and Enforcement

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    2012-10-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office INTERNATIONAL TRADE... Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The United States International Trade... discovery practices in agency proceedings while preserving the opportunity for fair and efficient discovery...

  7. 77 FR 39057 - Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings

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    2012-06-29

    ... part in an immaterial fashion would be inconsistent with the Bureau's policy of encouraging fair and... individual's thinking could change unexpectedly, anything short of respondent's actual knowledge that a...

  8. 76 FR 64803 - Rules of Adjudication and Enforcement

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    2011-10-19

    ... 60 days of publication of the NOPR. In response to requests from the American Intellectual Property Law Association (``AIPLA'') and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (``IPO''), the Chairman... about domestic industries that are based on the exploitation of intellectual property through...

  9. Author: G Quinot THE ROLE OF QUALITY IN THE ADJUDICATION ...

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    Whether a contracting authority may use such same measurement as qualification and award criteria would of .... requirements" and that "brand names, catalogue numbers, or similar classifications should be avoided" in .... The repetition is not unfair (the same scores are used); it does not affect equity requirements (those ...

  10. Teens, Crime, and the Community and Adjudicated Youth.

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    This report describes how a comprehensive youth crime prevention program minimized risk factors and fostered resilience among youth involved with the juvenile justice system. It draws lessons from the implementation of the Teens, Crime, and the Community (TCC) curriculum in several juvenile justice sites that conducted the program in connection…

  11. Procurement Adjudication and the Rights of Children: Freedom ...

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    Children are heavily reliant on the services provided by the government and irregularities in public procurement processes are bound to affect the realisation of children's rights. In the Freedom Stationery (Pty) Ltd v The Member of the Executive Council for Education, Eastern Cape the Court was urged by the Centre for ...

  12. Adjudicating non-knowledge in the Omnibus Autism Proceedings.

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    Decoteau, Claire Laurier; Underman, Kelly

    2015-08-01

    After 5600 families of children diagnosed with autism filed claims with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in the United States, the court selected 'test' cases consolidated into the Omnibus Autism Proceedings, held from 2007 to 2008, to examine claims that vaccines caused the development of autism. The court found all of the causation theories presented to be untenable and did not award damages to any parents. We analyze the Omnibus Autism Proceedings as a struggle within the scientific field between the scientific orthodoxy of the respondents and the heterodox position taken by the plaintiffs, suggesting that the ruling in these cases helped to shore up hegemony on autism causation. Drawing on the literature on non-knowledge, we suggest that only the respondents had enough scientific capital to strategically direct non-knowledge toward genetic research, thereby foreclosing the possibility of environmental causation of autism. The plaintiffs, who promote a non-standard ontology of autism, suggest that the science on autism remains undone and should not be circumscribed. In analyzing the Omnibus Autism Proceedings with field theory, we highlight the way in which scientific consensus-building and the setting of research agendas are the result of struggle, and we show that the strategic deployment of non-knowledge becomes a major stake in battles for scientific legitimacy and the settling of scientific controversies.

  13. 78 FR 29618 - Rules of Adjudication and Enforcement

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    2013-05-21

    ... (IMs); and cell phone text messages. The Submitting Companies further suggest that the proposed rule... University Law School hosted a forum on e-discovery in section 337 investigations. Presenters at the forum...

  14. The Legal Adjudication in the Hearing Process: A Methodological Proposal

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The handling of cases by audience imposes an obligation to the judge to utter their awards during it. That is why is important to look for a methodological route that helps him in this task. These lines pretend to make a proposal based on the practical challenges of judges in audiences, so that the requirements of the judicial awards will be satisfied, especially their motivation.

  15. Academic Dishonesty: Behaviors, Sanctions, and Retention of Adjudicated College Students

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    Olafson, Lori; Schraw, Gregory; Kehrwald, Nicholas

    2014-01-01

    Academic dishonesty, also known as academic misconduct, includes a variety of actions such as plagiarism, cheating on tests using text messaging or concealed notes, exchanging work with other students, buying essays from students or on the Internet, and having other students write examinations (Diekhoff, LaBeff, Shinohara, & Yasukawa, 1999;…

  16. Reforming the South African Social Security Adjudication System ...

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    There is currently no uniform social security dispute resolution system in South Africa due to the piecemeal fashion in which schemes were established or protection against individual risks regulated. The result is that each statute provides for its own dispute resolution institution(s) and processes. There are also various ...

  17. 76 FR 45337 - Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings

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    ... Procedure, see MARs, 11 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. at 96; Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a), this section also sets forth the... Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b)(3) and (b)(5). Accountants, paralegals, investigators, and consulting experts...

  18. Constitutional adjudication in Ethiopia: Exploring the experience of ...

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    Ethiopia has adopted a federal system de facto since 1991, and de jure since 1995 with a view to decentralizing power and resources from the center and to accommodate the diverse ethno-linguistic groups that exist in the country. As constitutionally entrenched division of power between federal and state governments is at ...

  19. Adventure Therapy and Adjudicated Youth. AEE White Papers

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    The most recent figures place the number of juvenile arrests in the United States at 2.11 million. (OJJDP, 2009). In some states, children as young as 10 years old are incarcerated for violent offenses. Crowded juvenile facilities are often unable to meet the needs of these large numbers of youth. The cost to treat offenders within long-term…

  20. 78 FR 24669 - Reorganization of Regulations on the Adjudication of Department of Homeland Security Practitioner...

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    ... amended, transferred the functions of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to DHS... costs or prices; or significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on the ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreign-based enterprises in...

  1. The Role of Quality in the Adjudication of Public Tenders | Quinot ...

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    The quality of the goods or services that government procures is obviously a very important consideration in deciding which supplier should be awarded a particular public tender. It follows that in the regulation of public procurement, particular attention should be given to the role of quality (also called functionality) in the ...

  2. 20 CFR 71.7 - Claim filing, processing, adjudication and time limits.

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    2010-04-01

    ... Labor, Washington, DC 20211. All claims originating in the Philippine Islands may be filed by mailing to the Bureau of Employees' Compensation, United States Department of Labor, Manila, P.I. All claims will...

  3. Financial Criteria Used in Case Adjudication by the Directorate for Industrial Security Clearance Review (DISCR)

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    no 2 - yes 3 - not applicable 4- unknown CREQ Clearance requested line 2 60 1 - confidential 2 - secret 3 - top secret 4 - unspecified 5 - additional...PARTAI Z’IER DDETR DETA2 PARTA2 11ii / i7777 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 54 56 58 60 DDETA2 ’ DETFIN CHELD CSUS CREQ Part III I--1 I Li I I II1 Li. 62 64

  4. 78 FR 23474 - Rules of General Application and Adjudication and Enforcement

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    ... Intellectual Property Law Association (``AIPLA''), and Innovation Alliance. The Commission received a total of 8 sets of comments, one each from the American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law...; Innovation Alliance; the Intellectual Property Owners Association (``IPO''); and the ITC TLA. The Commission...

  5. 75 FR 30690 - Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment for Commercial Space Adjudications

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    ... Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 406 RIN 2120-AJ63 Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment for... compliance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. The rule makes mandatory inflation-based adjustments to the maximum civil...

  6. First experiences with a high-resolution imagery-based adjudication approach in Ethiopia

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    Lemmen, C.H.J.; Zevenbergen, J.A.

    2010-01-01

    Great progress has been made with rural land certification in Ethiopia. This process, however, has been mainly confined to the first phase certificates – those without a georeference. In 2008, a team conducted a simple field test using high resolution imagery. On-site tests were performed to

  7. First experiences with High Resolution Imagery Based Adjudication Approach for Social Tenure Domain Model in Ethiopia

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    Lemmen, C.; Zevenbergen, J.A.; Lengoiboni, M.; Deininger, K.; Burns, T.

    2009-01-01

    Since the start of the 21st century, great progress has been made with rural land certification in Ethiopia. This process, however, has been mainly confined to the so called first phase certificates. These certificates do identify the land holding households (with name etc. and photographs), but

  8. Taking About Rape-and Why it Matters: Adjudicating rape in the ...

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    ... begins by establishing why judgements are an important source for understanding what rape means in society at large; it then discusses the relationship between power, language, and the law. This is followed by specific analyses of cases that show how patriarchy still defines how judges express themselves about rape.

  9. Psychometric properties of the Short Inventory of Problems (SIP) with adjudicated DUI intervention participants.

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    Morse, David T; Robertson, Angela A

    2017-02-01

    We used responses of two large samples of court-ordered participants from a statewide alcohol/driving safety program to investigate factor structure, score reliability, and criterion-related validity of the Short Inventory of Problems (SIP). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, using both item-level and subscore-level data, support a one-factor structure for the SIP. Internal consistency score reliability estimates were consistent across samples and high enough to warrant use for making decisions about individuals. Item response theory model calibration of the scale, using a two-parameter logistic model, yielded consistent estimates of location and discrimination (slope) across samples. Estimated scale scores correlated moderately with an independent indicator of alcohol problems and poorly with an indicator of risky driving behavior, lending evidence of convergent and discriminant validity. We judge the SIP as adequately described by a single factor, that the joint person-item scale is coherent, and scores behave consistently across samples. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  10. A retrospective review of medical errors adjudicated in court between 2002 and 2012 in Spain.

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    Giraldo, Priscila; Sato, Luke; Sala, María; Comas, Merce; Dywer, Kathy; Castells, Xavier

    2016-02-01

    This paper describes verdicts in court involving injury-producing medical errors in Spain. A descriptive analysis of 1041 closed court verdicts from Spain between January 2002 and December 2012. It was determined whether a medical error had occurred, and among those with medical error (n = 270), characteristics and results of litigation were analyzed. Data on litigation were obtained from the Thomson Reuters Aranzadi Westlaw databases. All verdicts involving health system were reviewed and classified according to the presence of medical error. Among those, contributory factors, medical specialty involved, health impact (death, disability and severity) and results of litigation (resolution, time to verdict and economic compensations) were described. Medical errors were involved in 25.9% of court verdicts. The cause of medical error was a diagnosis-related problem in 25.1% and surgical treatment in 22.2%, and Obstetrics-Gynecology was the most frequent involved specialty (21%). Most of them were of high severity (59.4%), one-third (32%) caused death. The average time interval between the occurrence of the error and the verdict was 7.8 years. The average indemnity payment was €239 505.24; the highest was psychiatry (€7 585 075.86) and the lowest was Emergency Medicine (€69 871.19). This study indicates that in Spain medical errors are common among verdicts involving the health system, most of them causing high-severity adverse outcomes. The interval between the medical error and the verdict is excessive, and there is a wide range of economic compensation. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press in association with the International Society for Quality in Health Care; all rights reserved.

  11. Comparison of central adjudication of outcomes and onsite outcome assessment on treatment effect estimates

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    Ndounga Diakou, Lee A ymar; Trinquart, Ludovic; Hróbjartsson, Asbjørn

    2016-01-01

    INFO, CINAHL and Google Scholar (25 August 2015 as the last updated search date), using a combination of terms to retrieve RCTs with commonly used terms to describe ACs. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included all reports of RCTs and the published RCTs included in reviews and meta-analyses that reported the same...

  12. Learning for resilience in the European Court of Human Rights: adjudication as an adaptive governance practice

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    Simon P. West

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Managing for social-ecological resilience requires ongoing learning. In the context of nonlinear dynamics, surprise, and uncertainty, resilience scholars have proposed adaptive management, in which policies and management actions are treated as experiments, as one way of encouraging learning. However, the implementation of adaptive management has been problematic. The legal system has been identified as an impediment to adaptive management, with its apparent prioritization of certainty over flexibility, emphasis on checks and balances, protection of individual rights over public interests, and its search for "transcendent justice" over "contingent truth." However, although adaptive management may encourage learning for ecological resilience, it is only one aspect of the institutional change needed to foster learning for social-ecological resilience. The mechanisms, including law, that provide for pursuit and protection of evolving ideas of justice and equity are critical for guiding human understanding of and interaction with the material environment. A broader agenda for learning within and about social-ecological resilience that focuses on the interaction between ideas of justice and equity with ecosystem dynamics is captured in the concept of adaptive governance. We have built on recent literature that has elaborated on the role of law in governance of social-ecological systems by analyzing environmental cases in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR. We find that the ECtHR contributes to adaptive governance by supporting multiple ways of knowing the environment, enhancing polycentricity, and encouraging adaptive management and policy making by member states in the context of public participation. We have argued that the environmental case law of the ECtHR constitutes an important site of learning for governance of social-ecological systems, because it situates knowledge and experience of environmental change in the context of discussions about the relative rights, duties, and responsibilities of social actors, facilitating the mutually adaptive evolution of truth and justice across scales.

  13. Adjudication and Justification: To What Extent Should the Exluded Be Included in the Judge's Decision

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    Klink, van B.M.J.

    2016-01-01

    As follows from the Rule of Law, the judge has to justify herdecision. In contemporary legal and social theory, it is arguedthat she should somehow give recognition to arguments andviewpoints that have been excluded from the final decision. Inmy paper, I will address the question why, to what extent

  14. 77 FR 2011 - Reorganization of Regulations on the Adjudication of Department of Homeland Security Practitioner...

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    2012-01-13

    ... Discipline, see 8 CFR 1003.105, fails to make a prima facie showing that there is a material issue of fact in... of whether the practitioner has made a prima facie showing that there is a material issue of fact in... Intent to Discipline, makes a prima facie showing that there is a material issue of fact in dispute...

  15. Adjudicating Frame Shifts and Frame Disputes in the New Millennial University: The Role of the Dean

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    Lessor, Roberta G.

    2008-01-01

    This paper argues that sociological theory provides a sound basis for analyzing the social organization and reorganization of the college or university and for guiding the activities of the college dean. Frame analysis theory, developed in the study of social movements, and the attendant concepts of frame shifts and frame disputes, are drawn on to…

  16. 8 CFR 204.313 - Filing and adjudication of a Form I-800.

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    2010-01-01

    ... has given the notice contemplated by article 5(c) of the Convention, shall constitute prima facie... service provider's plan for post-placement duties, as specified in 22 CFR 96.50; and (5) If the child may...

  17. Adjudication of the Alleged Role of Vitamin D in the Antimicrobial Pathway

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    Gerald M. Higa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Dynamic interactions between microorganism and host have evolved in such a way that while microbial pathogens are the cause of many human infections, a symbiotic relationship is also known to exist. Another important anomaly is that exposure to pathogenic organisms does not necessarily result in development of clinical disease. The latter conclusion infers that susceptibility to infectious disease can be modified by host-related factors. Arguably the two most prominent factors are genetic variability and immunologic status of the exposed individual. Because of the Human Genome and the HapMap projects, developments in genotyping technology have brought the possibility of identifying associations between specific genetic alterations and common diseases closer to reality. In addition, a growing body of evidence suggests vitamin D has an important contributory role in the antimicrobial pathway.

  18. Adjudicating between face-coding models with individual-face fMRI responses.

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    Johan D Carlin

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The perceptual representation of individual faces is often explained with reference to a norm-based face space. In such spaces, individuals are encoded as vectors where identity is primarily conveyed by direction and distinctiveness by eccentricity. Here we measured human fMRI responses and psychophysical similarity judgments of individual face exemplars, which were generated as realistic 3D animations using a computer-graphics model. We developed and evaluated multiple neurobiologically plausible computational models, each of which predicts a representational distance matrix and a regional-mean activation profile for 24 face stimuli. In the fusiform face area, a face-space coding model with sigmoidal ramp tuning provided a better account of the data than one based on exemplar tuning. However, an image-processing model with weighted banks of Gabor filters performed similarly. Accounting for the data required the inclusion of a measurement-level population averaging mechanism that approximates how fMRI voxels locally average distinct neuronal tunings. Our study demonstrates the importance of comparing multiple models and of modeling the measurement process in computational neuroimaging.

  19. New Technologies and Emerging Threats: Personnel Security Adjudicative Guidelines in the Age of Social Networking

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    2012-12-01

    this section, Criminal Conduct paragraphs 16(a) and (c) could apply to all activities. In cases where child pornography , encounters with minors, or...official records 16(a); 16(c) furthered by internet Download, view, buy, sell, transmit, or store "" child pornography 13(a); 16(a); 16(c) Download, view...Examples include accessing extremist websites or online pornography , sending spam messages with offensive text or pictures, or sharing images of sexual

  20. HPAC (Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability) jSWAT (Joint Seminar Wargaming Adjudication Tool) Integration; A Technical Solution

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    2006-09-01

    Tool is an LOD developed software package (programmed in Java) that aims to facilitate the seminar wargaming process that Army currently uses to...For display, the jSWAT package name has been truncated from “com.classforge.jswat”. Similarly, the actual client and server classes...The above example places a sulphur hexafluoride sensor in the continental US. To place Sarin samplers on Kangaroo Island we might use the

  1. O direito comparado na jurisdição constitucional The comparative law in the constitutional adjudication

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    Gustavo Vitorino Cardoso

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo aborda o crescente uso do direito comparado na racionalidade das decisões dos tribunais constitucionais. Tema extremamente interessante e atual, a aproximação do direito constitucional ao direito comparado é ilustrada a partir de casos julgados em Portugal, Estados Unidos e África do Sul e que receberam atenção especial da doutrina, destacando-se, nomeadamente, os contornos históricos e jurídicos caracterizadores desses ordenamentos jurídicos. O primeiro objetivo perfaz a verificação do alinhamento do Supremo Tribunal Federal à tendência comparativa, o que é feito mediante a análise materialmente direcionada da sua jurisprudência colhida no sítio oficial. A segunda etapa tem como escopo uma explicação possível para o problema intrínseco à interpretação/concretização de regras e princípios constitucionais, lançada na fundamentação de uma decisão com base em elementos apurados em outra ordem jurídica, tarefa essa que é levada a efeito com apoio na caracterização do denominado estado constitucional. Todas as etapas cumprem a função mais geral de indagação acerca do papel que a comparação de direitos tem alcançado no constitucionalismo do presente.This study addresses the growing use of the comparative law perspective in the rationality of decisions at constitutional courts. A much interesting and actual tendency, the correlation between comparative law and constitutional law is revealed by cases decided in Portugal, United States and South Africa, which has gathered great scholarly attention, with special focus in the historical and legal contours of these jurisdictions. The first aim is to examine the alignment of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court to the comparative trend, which is carried out by jurisprudence analysis of documents available on the official website of the Institution. In addition, it was conceived a possible explanation for the intrinsic problem of the interpretation/concretization of constitutional rules and principles based on data gathered in another legal order, a task supported by the so called constitutional state. This approach has in mind to inquiry the actual role that the comparison of Rights has reached in the present constitutionalism.

  2. The effect of group-adapted motivational interviewing on traffic convictions and driving behaviors of court-adjudicated youth.

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    Baird, Janette; Nirenberg, Ted D; Longabaugh, Richard; Mello, Michael J

    2013-01-01

    To evaluate the effect of a 20 hr prevention program (The Reducing Dangerous Driving Program, RYDD) in reducing traffic citation recidivism and high-risk driving behaviors among 16- to 20-year-olds referred by the Rhode Island courts for traffic citation events. Participants were randomized to receive either the Adapted Group Motivational Interviewing (AGMI) or the Community Service (CS) arm of the study. Participants completed a survey at baseline and at 6 and 12 months post-RYDD completion. Objective court data on post-RYDD traffic event citations were also collected. There were no significant differences between the groups on measures of high-risk driving behaviors and post-RYDD traffic event citation recidivism at the 12-month follow-up assessment. There remains a need to develop and test behavioral interventions that could address high-risk driving behaviors and associated motor vehicle crash (MVC) risk in this population. Further research is needed to determine whether group behavioral interventions that use motivational interviewing could be a possible mechanism for changing high-risk behaviors, traffic citation recidivism, and the associated risks that these pose for MVCs among young drivers.

  3. 32 CFR Appendix H to Part 154 - Adjudicative Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Information

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    2010-07-01

    ... requirements, without recurrence of abuse, and a favorable prognosis by a duly qualified medical professional...; and (9) The likelihood of continuation or recurrence; (b) Each case must be judged on its own merits...) GUIDELINE D: Sexual Behavior; (5) GUIDELINE E: Personal Conduct; (6) GUIDELINE F: Financial Considerations...

  4. Regional International Courts in Search of Relevance - Adjudicating Politically Sensitive Disputes in Central America and the Caribbean

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    Caserta, Salvatore

    2017-01-01

    peculiar expertise in matters relating to freedom of movement, human and fundamental rights, and mega-politics. The article explains how two ICs seemingly established to build common markets have come to rule on high-stakes political disputes, which, ostensibly, have little to do with regional economic...... sensitive issues becomes less surprising, and – the article argues – it constitutes part of a strategy of the judges to legitimize the two Courts vis-à-vis their peculiar institutional, political, and social environments....

  5. Regional International Courts in Search of Relevance - Adjudicating Politically Sensitive Disputes in Central America and the Caribbean

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    Caserta, Salvatore

    2017-01-01

    that shaped the Central American and Caribbean legal fields over time. Seen through the diachronic lens of the interests, ideologies, professional practices, and visions of the world of the actors inhabiting the Central American and Caribbean legal fields, the involvement of the two Courts in politically......The Central American and of the Caribbean Courts of Justice (CACJ and CCJ) are hybrid judicial institutions. While their Member States chiefly envisaged them as EU-style regional economic courts, they have explored the whole extension of their formally delegated functions and have developed...... peculiar expertise in matters relating to freedom of movement, human and fundamental rights, and mega-politics. The article explains how two ICs seemingly established to build common markets have come to rule on high-stakes political disputes, which, ostensibly, have little to do with regional economic...

  6. The Substantive and Procedural Due Process Rights of Students Accused of Criminal Behavior in School and the Educational Rights of Adjudicated Youths.

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    Brown, Frank

    This paper--part of a collection of 54 papers from the 48th annual conference of the Education Law Association held in November 2002-- addresses juvenile justice. Its central issue is how to protect children of color in elementary and secondary schools with constitutional due process where attendance is compulsory and, at the same time, maintain a…

  7. 10 CFR Appendix B to Subpart A of... - Adjudicative Guidelines Approved by the President in Accordance With the Provisions of Executive...

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    2010-01-01

    ... requirements, without recurrence of abuse, and a favorable prognosis by a credentialed medical professional... likelihood of continuation or recurrence. (b) Each case must be judged on its own merits, and final...) Guideline D: Sexual behavior; (5) Guideline E: Personal conduct; (6) Guideline F: Financial considerations...

  8. Judicial Review of Eurozone Law: The Adjudication of Postnational Norms in EU Courts, Plural. A Casestudy of the European Stability Mechanism

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    Fahey, E.; Bardutsky, S

    2013-01-01

    The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is the latest in a series of EU financial crisis legal resolution measures through binding EU law. Various aspects of Euro-zone decision-making take place in the margins of the EU Treaties or are not strictly provided for (Snyder, 2010). The legal form of the

  9. Does science speak clearly and fairly in trade and food safety disputes? The search for an optimal response of WTO adjudication to problematic international standard-making.

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    Ni, Kuei-Jung

    2013-01-01

    Most international health-related standards are voluntary per se. However, the incorporation of international standard-making into WTO agreements like the SPS Agreement has drastically changed the status and effectiveness of the standards. WTO members are urged to follow international standards, even when not required to comply fully with them. Indeed, such standards have attained great influence in the trade system. Yet evidence shows that the credibility of the allegedly scientific approach of these international standard-setting institutions, especially the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) governing food safety standards, has been eroded and diluted by industrial and political influences. Its decision-making is no longer based on consensus, but voting. The adoption of new safety limits for the veterinary drug ractopamine in 2012, by a very close vote, is simply another instance of the problematic operations of the Codex. These dynamics have led skeptics to question the legitimacy of the standard setting body and to propose solutions to rectify the situation. Prior WTO rulings have yet to pay attention to the defect in the decision-making processes of the Codex. Nevertheless, the recent Appellate Body decision on Hormones II is indicative of a deferential approach to national measures that are distinct from Codex formulas. The ruling also rejects the reliance on those experts who authored the Codex standards to assess new measures of the European Community. This approach provides an opportunity to contemplate what the proper relationship between the WTO and Codex ought to be. Through a critical review of WTO rulings and academic proposals, this article aims to analyze how the WTO ought to define such interactions and respond to the politicized standard-making process in an optimal manner. This article argues that building a more systematic approach and normative basis for WTO judicial review of standard-setting decisions and the selection of technical experts would be instrumental to strengthening the mutual supports between the WTO and international standard-setting organizations, and may help avoid the introduction of a prejudice toward a justified science finding.

  10. Natural recharge estimation and uncertainty analysis of an adjudicated groundwater basin using a regional-scale flow and subsidence model (Antelope Valley, California, USA)

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    Siade, Adam; Nishikawa, Tracy; Martin, Peter

    2015-09-01

    Groundwater has provided 50-90 % of the total water supply in Antelope Valley, California (USA). The associated groundwater-level declines have led the Los Angeles County Superior Court of California to recently rule that the Antelope Valley groundwater basin is in overdraft, i.e., annual pumpage exceeds annual recharge. Natural recharge consists primarily of mountain-front recharge and is an important component of the total groundwater budget in Antelope Valley. Therefore, natural recharge plays a major role in the Court's decision. The exact quantity and distribution of natural recharge is uncertain, with total estimates from previous studies ranging from 37 to 200 gigaliters per year (GL/year). In order to better understand the uncertainty associated with natural recharge and to provide a tool for groundwater management, a numerical model of groundwater flow and land subsidence was developed. The transient model was calibrated using PEST with water-level and subsidence data; prior information was incorporated through the use of Tikhonov regularization. The calibrated estimate of natural recharge was 36 GL/year, which is appreciably less than the value used by the court (74 GL/year). The effect of parameter uncertainty on the estimation of natural recharge was addressed using the Null-Space Monte Carlo method. A Pareto trade-off method was also used to portray the reasonableness of larger natural recharge rates. The reasonableness of the 74 GL/year value and the effect of uncertain pumpage rates were also evaluated. The uncertainty analyses indicate that the total natural recharge likely ranges between 34.5 and 54.3 GL/year.

  11. Natural recharge estimation and uncertainty analysis of an adjudicated groundwater basin using a regional-scale flow and subsidence model (Antelope Valley, California, USA)

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    Siade, Adam J.; Nishikawa, Tracy; Martin, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Groundwater has provided 50–90 % of the total water supply in Antelope Valley, California (USA). The associated groundwater-level declines have led the Los Angeles County Superior Court of California to recently rule that the Antelope Valley groundwater basin is in overdraft, i.e., annual pumpage exceeds annual recharge. Natural recharge consists primarily of mountain-front recharge and is an important component of the total groundwater budget in Antelope Valley. Therefore, natural recharge plays a major role in the Court’s decision. The exact quantity and distribution of natural recharge is uncertain, with total estimates from previous studies ranging from 37 to 200 gigaliters per year (GL/year). In order to better understand the uncertainty associated with natural recharge and to provide a tool for groundwater management, a numerical model of groundwater flow and land subsidence was developed. The transient model was calibrated using PEST with water-level and subsidence data; prior information was incorporated through the use of Tikhonov regularization. The calibrated estimate of natural recharge was 36 GL/year, which is appreciably less than the value used by the court (74 GL/year). The effect of parameter uncertainty on the estimation of natural recharge was addressed using the Null-Space Monte Carlo method. A Pareto trade-off method was also used to portray the reasonableness of larger natural recharge rates. The reasonableness of the 74 GL/year value and the effect of uncertain pumpage rates were also evaluated. The uncertainty analyses indicate that the total natural recharge likely ranges between 34.5 and 54.3 GL/year.

  12. Hybrid Human-Computing Distributed Sense-Making: Extending the SOA Paradigm for Dynamic Adjudication and Optimization of Human and Computer Roles

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    Rimland, Jeffrey C.

    2013-01-01

    In many evolving systems, inputs can be derived from both human observations and physical sensors. Additionally, many computation and analysis tasks can be performed by either human beings or artificial intelligence (AI) applications. For example, weather prediction, emergency event response, assistive technology for various human sensory and…

  13. Inactivations, deletions, non-adjudications, and downgrades of clinical endpoints on ticagrelor: serious concerns over the reliability of the PLATO trial.

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    DiNicolantonio, James J; Tomek, Ales

    2013-10-09

    Ascertain platelet inhibition and patient outcomes (PLATO) trial conduct. We examined information from the FDA complete response review. FDA Medical Review indicated that (1) patients on ticagrelor monitored by the study sponsor had a lower odds ratio for the primary endpoint (p = 0.0004) versus ticagrelor patients monitored by a third party Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) independent of the study sponsor, (2) a significant interaction existed between ticagrelor and regions monitored by the study sponsor for all cause mortality through study end in favor of ticagrelor (p = 0.006), (3) ticagrelor faired worse than clopidogrel when regions were monitored independent of the study sponsor by a third party Contract Research Organisation (United States, Russia and Georgia), (OR = 1.21, 95% CI: 0.91 to 1.59, p = 0.2022), (4) 46% of all primary endpoint events favoring ticagrelor came from just two countries (Poland and Hungary), (5) PLATO was easy to unblind by breaking open a clopidogrel/dummy clopidogrel tablet with at least 452 patients being unblinded prior to the database lock, (6) significantly more cardiac events submitted for clopidogrel counted in the primary analysis as a myocardial infarction (MI) compared to those submitted for ticagrelor (p PLATO results, which clinicians will not have gleaned from the primary publication alone. Individual clinicians may therefore wish to carefully reconsider their practice of ticagrelor prescription for this indication. Guideline bodies should also evaluate the information in its totality. © 2013.

  14. Conditions of contract for construction for building and engineering works designed by the employer : general conditions : guidance for the preparation of particular conditions forms of letter of tender, contract agreement and dispute adjudication agreement

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    Conditions of Contract for Construction, which are recommended for building or engineering works designed by the Employer or by his representative, the Engineer. Under the usual arrangements for this type of contract, the Contractor constructs the works in accordance with a design provided by the Employer. However, the works may include some elements of Contractor-designed civil, mechanical, electrical and/or construction works.

  15. La aplicación jurídica ante algunos dilemas semánticos de Luigi Ferrajoli || The Legal Adjudication Faced With Some Semantic Dilemmas of Luigi Ferrajoli

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    Roberto Marino Jiménez Cano

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: A juicio de Luigi Ferrajoli los textos constitucionales incorporan condiciones sustanciales de validez, que se refieren a valores como como la libertad, la igualdad o las garantías de los derechos de los ciudadanos. Por otra parte, el significado del lenguaje jurídico, el de los juristas y el de los jueces, se expresa a través de definiciones lexicográficas  que toman como base observacional los usos del legislador. Este trabajo plantea las diferentes alternativas y dilemas ante los que se presenta Ferrajoli a la hora de explicar la posibilidad de que los jueces realicen enunciados operativos cuando el lenguaje legal o constitucional es vago o contiene condiciones sustanciales de validez.   Abstract: According to Luigi Ferrajoli constitutional texts incorporate substantial conditions of validity, which refer to values ??such as freedom, equality and guarantees of rights. On the other hand, the meaning of legal language, the language of lawyers and judges, is expressed through lexical definitions based on the observational uses of the Legislature. This paper discusses the various alternatives and dilemmas for Ferrajoli to explaining the possibility that judges make operatives statements when the legal or constitutional language is vague or when it contains substantial conditions of validity.

  16. La aplicación jurídica ante algunos dilemas semánticos de Luigi Ferrajoli || The Legal Adjudication Faced With Some Semantic Dilemmas of Luigi Ferrajoli

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    Roberto Marino Jiménez Cano

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:A juicio de Luigi Ferrajoli los textos constitucionales incorporan condiciones sustanciales de validez, que se refieren a valores como como la libertad, la igualdad o las garantías de los derechos de los ciudadanos. Por otra parte, el significado del lenguaje jurídico, el de los juristas y el de los jueces, se expresa a través de definiciones lexicográficas  que toman como base observacional los usos del legislador. Este trabajo plantea las diferentes alternativas y dilemas ante los que se presenta Ferrajoli a la hora de explicar la posibilidad de que los jueces realicen enunciados operativos cuando el lenguaje legal o constitucional es vago o contiene condiciones sustanciales de validez. Abstract: According to Luigi Ferrajoli constitutional texts incorporate substantial conditions of validity, which refer to values ??such as freedom, equality and guarantees of rights. On the other hand, the meaning of legal language, the language of lawyers and judges, is expressed through lexical definitions based on the observational uses of the Legislature. This paper discusses the various alternatives and dilemmas for Ferrajoli to explaining the possibility that judges make operatives statements when the legal or constitutional language is vague or when it contains substantial conditions of validity. 

  17. Mental Health Screening of Female Juvenile Offenders: Replication of a Subtyping Strategy

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    Cruise, Keith R.; Marsee, Monica A.; Dandreaux, Danielle M.; DePrato, Debra K.

    2007-01-01

    Recent research indicates that adjudicated female youth have higher rates of mental health problems and histories of trauma exposure and abuse relative to adjudicated male youth. These differences are important for gender-specific assessment, intervention, and management strategies. We replicated a subtyping strategy for adjudicated female youth…

  18. Recognition and execution of adjudications of foreign courts = Признание и исполнение решений иностранных судов / Jelena Zaitseva

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    Zaitseva, Jelena

    2010-01-01

    Välisriikide kohtuotsuste tunnustamise ja täitmise kahest süsteemist, eksekvaaturisüsteemi rakendamisest Vene Föderatsioonis. Lisatud Pihkva oblasti kohtutes arutatud välisriikide kohtuotsuste tunnustamis- ja täitmistaotluste praktika analüüs

  19. 16 CFR 3.37 - Production of documents, electronically stored information, and any tangible things; access for...

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    2010-01-01

    ... PRACTICE FOR ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS Discovery; Compulsory Process § 3.37 Production of documents... inspection and measuring, surveying, photographing, testing, or sampling the property or any designated...

  20. eDib Pending Claims

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    Social Security Administration — Report by region and individual SSA field offices, then by disability case classification (CDR or Initial) and adjudicative level, giving the number of disability...

  1. Security Clearance Tracking System

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    National Archives and Records Administration — SCTS supports the adjudication process of private background investigations and clearances for potential employees, contractors, interns and student workers.

  2. MEWRK

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    Social Security Administration — MEWRK is a management information database that stores data related to the development, adjudication and effectuation of Title II Work Continuing Disability Reviews.

  3. 76 FR 63941 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Business Transformation-Automated Integrated Operating...

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    2011-10-14

    ... Services (USCIS) is transforming its business processes and systems to improve operational efficiency and... immigration benefit adjudications, as well as to support identity management, evaluate benefit eligibility...

  4. Insanity and filicide: women who murder their children.

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    Holden, C E; Burland, A S; Lemmen, C A

    1996-01-01

    A mother who murders her child challenges the empathic skills of evaluating clinicians. In this chapter, original research, supplemented by detailed case histories, compares women adjudicated criminally responsible for the murders of their children with those adjudicated not guilty by reason of insanity.

  5. 75 FR 57532 - In the Matter of: Stone & Webster Construction, Inc.; Confirmatory Order (Effective Immediately)

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    2010-09-21

    ... supervisors' skills in the key focus areas including leadership, human performance, work performance, and... 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or expedited... Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a...

  6. Discordance between BICR readers: understanding the causes and implementing processes to mitigate preventable sources of discordance

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    Ford, Robert; Byrne, Kevin; O'Neal, Michael; Borradaile, Kristin

    2010-01-01

    ... for discordance between readers on the outcome of the subjects. Discordance between readers is adjudicated by a third reader to determine the final outcome. Adjudication rates concern sponsors and regulators because the reasons are poorly understood and there are few published metrics regarding the cause of discordance between BICR radiolog...

  7. Discord between BICR readers: understanding the causes and implementing processes to mitigate preventable sources of discordance.(Central Labs: East)(blinded independent central review)

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    Ford, Robert; Byrne, Kevin; O'Neal, Michael; Borradaile, Kristin

    2010-01-01

    ... for discordance between readers on the outcome of the subjects. Discordance between readers is adjudicated by a third reader to determine the final outcome. Adjudication rates concern sponsors and regulators because the reasons are poorly understood and there are few published metrics regarding the cause of discordance between BICR radiologi...

  8. 32 CFR 154.42 - Evaluation of personnel security information.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Evaluation of personnel security information... SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM REGULATION Adjudication § 154.42 Evaluation of personnel security information. (a) The criteria and adjudicative policy to be used in applying the...

  9. Reliability and Perceived Pedagogical Utility of a Weighted Music Performance Assessment Rubric

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    Latimer, Marvin E., Jr.; Bergee, Martin J.; Cohen, Mary L.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and perceived pedagogical utility of a multidimensional weighted performance assessment rubric used in Kansas state high school large-group festivals. Data were adjudicator rubrics (N = 2,016) and adjudicator and director questionnaires (N = 515). Rubric internal consistency was…

  10. Effects of Performers' External Characteristics on Performance Evaluations.

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    Bermingham, Gudrun A.

    2000-01-01

    States that fairness has been a major concern in the field of music adjudication. Reviews the research literature to reveal information about three external characteristics (race, gender, and physical attractiveness) that may affect judges' performance evaluations and influence fairness of music adjudication. Includes references. (CMK)

  11. 5 CFR 1207.170 - Compliance procedures.

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    2010-01-01

    ... subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability in the adjudication of the case, the party may raise... recommendation by the time the party learns of the alleged discrimination, the party may raise the allegation in... Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 791). (b) Allegations of discrimination in the adjudication of a Board case...

  12. A proteção do direito fundamental à água em perspectiva internacional e comparada / The Protection of the Fundamental Right to Water in International and Comparative Perspective

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    Carlos Bernal Pulido

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose – Analyzing the adjudication of the constitutional right to water in comparative law and its theoretical and practical implications. Methodology/approach/design – A theoretical and jurisprudential analysis of the standards of reasonableness, the minimum core and proportionality, used in different jurisdictions for adjudicating claims grounded in the constitutional right to water. Findings – The advantages and disadvantages of reasonableness, the minimum core and proportionality as standards for adjudicating the constitutional right to water. Practical implications – The article shows that the adjudication of the employment of the principle of proportionality is the best comparative practice concerning the adjudication of the constitutional right to water. Originality/value – The text fills a gap on the topic, especially in light of the problems arising out of localized water crises or economic, social or legal disputes over water use in scenarios of scarcity.

  13. Report on the behalf of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces Commission on: the bill project (accelerated procedure) authorizing the ratification of the joint procurement agreement for a designation by auction of common bid platforms, and the bill project (accelerated procedure) authorizing the ratification of the joint procurement agreement for a designation by auction of an auction monitor. Nr 171; Rapport fait au nom de la commission des affaires etrangeres, de la defense et des forces armees sur le projet de loi (procedure acceleree) autorisant la ratification de l'accord de passation conjointe de marche en vue de la designation par adjudication de plates-formes d'encheres communes et sur le projet de loi (procedure acceleree) autorisant la ratification de l'accord de passation conjointe de marche en vue de la designation par adjudication d'une instance de surveillance des encheres. No. 171

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    Boulaud, Didier

    2011-12-07

    This document first presents the currently operating greenhouse gas emission quota trading scheme and its evolution according to which quotas will be put up for auction. Then, it more precisely describes different aspects of this arrangement: general economy of the auction system, common auction platforms, auction monitor, and market procedures. Consequences on the French law are presented. The ratification procedure is discussed

  14. Report on the behalf of the Foreign Affairs Commission on: the bill adopted by the Senate and authorizing the ratification of the joint procurement agreement for a designation by auction of common bid platforms, and the bill adopted by the Senate authorizing the ratification of the joint procurement agreement for a designation by auction of an auction control. Nr 4092 and Nr 4093; Rapport fait au nom de la commission des affaires etrangeres sur: - le projet de loi, adopte par le Senat, autorisant la ratification de l'accord de passation conjointe de marche en vue de la designation par adjudication de plates-formes d'encheres communes, et - le projet de loi, adopte par le Senat, autorisant la ratification de l'accord de passation conjointe de marche en vue de la designation par adjudication d'une instance de surveillance des encheres. No. 4092 et No. 4093

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    Guillet, Jean-Jacques

    2011-12-14

    This report presents the carbon quota system as an alternative to a system based on carbon taxing. It discusses the dismissal of carbon taxing and the implementation of a system based on quotas. It outlines how useful but fragile this system is, describes the three allocation stages, and presents the auction system. Then, it discusses the objectives of both agreements, comments the case of States which do not participate to the common platform

  15. 44 CFR 11.76 - Claims procedures.

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    ... claim and the date it will be submitted. Payment may be made on a partial claim if the adjudicating... claimant. (i) Motor vehicles or mobile homes in transit. Claims for damage to motor vehicles or mobile...

  16. 75 FR 61180 - Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for YouthBuild Grants

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    ... who may also be adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, and other... skills and competencies; designing training approaches and curricula; contributing financial support...; providing access to ``wraparound'' supportive services, when appropriate; providing local labor market...

  17. 38 CFR 3.708 - Federal Employees' Compensation.

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    ... ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Concurrent Benefits and Elections..., hospitalization or hospital care, training, or compensated work therapy program. See §§ 3.358 and 3.361. (b...

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    Results 5641 - 5650 of 6356 ... Appendix 7 : the city of choice; understanding and adjudicating the human condition in Msunduzi Municipality - creating a framework for research and knowledge generation for collective action and governance (restricted access) ...

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    Results 5581 - 5590 of 6388 ... Appendix 7 : the city of choice; understanding and adjudicating the human condition in Msunduzi Municipality - creating a framework for research and knowledge generation for collective action and governance (restricted access) ...

  20. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) -Data & Statistics

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The VICP program publishes a summary PDF report with several data tables: Number of Petitions Filed by Adjudication Categories by Alleged Vaccine, including # of...

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    , Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator. (Johannesburg Office) -. I INTRODUCTION. This article analyses the recent amendments to the Pension Funds Act 24 of 1956 relating to the divorce benefit, particularly the amendment of sec- tion 37D.

  2. Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam

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    Full Text Available ... in Adjudicative Proceedings Site Information Privacy Policy Website Policy No FEAR Act USA.gov Accessibility Digital Government Strategy Open Government Federal Trade Commission Headquarters: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC ...

  4. LHC Statistics for the Period 01.01.1995 - 30.04.2004

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    (on the distribution of contracts and purchase orders by country for the LHC project based on payments and outstanding commitments including adjudications for supplies by the Finance Committee up to March 2004)

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  7. Best value for money

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    Last week, the Industrial Services and General Infrastructure section of the Procurement and Industrial Services group received dozens of bids in a single day! The bids were submitted in response to four invitations to tender to be adjudicated on a ‘best value for money’ basis. This adjudication method, introduced at CERN in 2008, ensures that quality is given as much priority as cost containment in the process of awarding industrial services contracts.   Members of the Industrial Services and General Infrastructure section with the dozens of bids received in a single day. Until 2008 every contract at CERN was adjudicated on a "lowest compliant bid" basis, i.e. to the firm submitting the cheapest technically compliant tender. Since then, however, the CERN Financial Rules, including the Procurement Rules, have undergone an in-depth revision, and the ‘best value for money’ adjudication basis has been introduced. According to the new adju...

  8. Modeling of terminal-area airplane fuel consumption

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    2009-08-01

    Accurate modeling of airplane fuel consumption is necessary for air transportation policy-makers to properly : adjudicate trades between competing environmental and economic demands. Existing public models used for : computing terminal-area airplane ...

  9. 45 CFR 1612.2 - Definitions.

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    ... electronically transmitted communication or any advertisement, telegram, letter, article, newsletter, or other... of influencing the course of such legislation, regulations, decisions by administrative bodies, or... legislative body which adjudicate the rights of individuals under existing laws; nor does it include...

  10. 31 CFR 1.28 - Training, rules of conduct, penalties for non-compliance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... and within the scope of an authorized investigation, adjudication or correctional activity; (vi... Government officers or employees as follows: Any officer or employee of an agency (which term includes the...

  11. 19 CFR 210.16 - Default.

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    ... ADJUDICATION AND ENFORCEMENT Motions § 210.16 Default. (a) Definition of default. (1) A party shall be found in... effect of such order(s) upon the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the U.S. economy...

  12. "This Beer Festival Has a Theatre Problem!": The Evolution and Rebranding of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

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    2015-01-01

    The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival was founded in 1981 on the premise that a non-adjudicated, first-come first-served structure combined with bare minimum administrative and financial...

  13. 49 CFR 383.52 - Disqualification of drivers determined to constitute an imminent hazard.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE STANDARDS; REQUIREMENTS AND PENALTIES... Assistant Administrator's delegate with the Assistant Administrator, Adjudications Counsel (MC-CC), Federal...

  14. 831 Files

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    Social Security Administration — SSA-831 file is a collection of initial and reconsideration adjudicative level DDS disability determinations. (A few hearing level cases are also present, but the...

  15. On Avoiding Foundational Questions: A Reply to Andrew Coan

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    Cass R. Sunstein

    2007-01-01

    Without making a general defense of consequentialism, I did mean both to identify and to raise questions about Kantian adjudication, captured in the idea that judges should interpret the law without...

  16. Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam

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    Full Text Available ... Thresholds Filing Fee Information Post-Consummation Filings (HSR Violations) Medicare Act Filings HSR Resources Contact Information First ... a Comment Open for Comment Report An Antitrust Violation File Documents in Adjudicative Proceedings You are here ...

  17. 20 CFR 404.1579 - How we will determine whether your disability continues or ends.

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    2010-04-01

    ...” diabetes for which you were taking insulin. Your urine was 3+ for sugar, and you alleged occasional... benefits on the basis of diabetes mellitus which the prior adjudicator believed was equivalent to the level...

  18. Screening Doses for Induction of Cancers Calculated with the Interactive RadioEpidemiological Program (IREP)

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    Kocher, David C; Apostoaei, Julian A

    2007-01-01

    .... Screening doses for 32 cancer types were calculated with the Interactive RadioEpidemiological Program, which is used by the Department of Veterans Affairs in adjudicating claims for compensation...

  19. Average Wait Time Until Hearing Held Report (By Month), September 2016 (53rd week)

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    Social Security Administration — A presentation of the average time (in months) from the hearing request date until a hearing is held for claims pending in the Office of Disability Adjudication and...

  20. Alemayehu Yismaw Demamu Abstract Ethiopia overhauled its ...

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    exchange of goods or services; distribution agreement; commercial ... works; consulting; engineering; licensing; investment; financing; banking; insurance; ... possibility of adjudicating disputes relating to personal matters such as commercial disputes in .... LAW AND DEVELOPMENT AND LEGAL PLURALISM IN ETHIOPIA,.

  1. Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam

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    Full Text Available ... Decision Volumes Letters and Statements Petitions to Quash Companies and People Banned From Debt Relief Adjudicative Proceedings ... Actions Media Resources Events Calendar Speeches Audio/Video Social ... Liaison Unit Policy Advocacy Advisory Opinions Cooperation ...

  2. 36 CFR 1120.41 - Exempt documents.

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    2010-07-01

    ... person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication; (iii) Constitute an unwarranted invasion... compiled by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation or by an agency...

  3. 77 FR 29596 - Procurement List Proposed Additions

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    2012-05-18

    ... Mccoy, WI. Service Type/Location: Document Destruction Service, Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), (offsite: 9104 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD), One... Contracting Activity: Social Security Administration, Hdqtrs--Office of Acquisition & Grants, Baltimore, MD...

  4. 75 FR 55335 - Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act of 1974: Department of Homeland Security/ALL-031 Information...

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    2010-09-10

    .... Eye color text. Hair color code. Hair color text. Person eyewear text. Person facial hair text. Person... agency conducting litigation or in proceedings before any court, adjudicative or administrative body...

  5. 76 FR 58857 - Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records

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    2011-09-22

    .... Eye color text. Hair color code. Hair color text. Person eyewear text. Person facial hair text. Person... before any court, adjudicative or administrative body, when it is necessary to the litigation and one of...

  6. Contractual medical liability in Portugal and Macao

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    Rui Miguel Prista Patrício Cascão

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Liability of healthcare providers can be framed under the theory of contract in the law of Portugal and Macao, to obtain compensation for injury suffered by aggrieved patients, as a result of medical adverse events. However, shortcomings in the law, court practice and literature lead to some uncertainty in adjudication. This article aims at reducing said uncertainty, setting forward a clear-cut adjudication paradigm, while recommending legal reform.

  7. The Association Between Time Taken to Report, Lodge and Start Wage Replacement and Return-to-work Outcomes.

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    Cocker, Fiona; Sim, Malcolm R; Kelsall, Helen; Smith, Peter

    2018-02-07

    Determine if prolonged times taken to notify, file, adjudicate and start wage replacement for workers' compensation claims are associated with poorer return-to-work outcomes. Using 71,607 claims lodged 2007-12, logistic regression determined associations between time to claim filing, adjudication and payment and; i) socio-demographic/economic, occupational, and injury-related factors; and ii) 52 weeks of wage replacement (WR). Prolonged times for all processing steps were associated with increased odds of reaching 52 weeks of WR. Prolonged times in more than one step increased the odds of a long-term claim. Being female was the only variable consistently associated with each prolonged processing time. The predictive ability of prolonged times in claim lodgement and processing and compensation payments demonstrate that shorter claims management and adjudication times could improve return-to-work outcomes.

  8. Report of the Ethics Committee, 2015.

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    2016-01-01

    The Report of the Ethics Committee, 2015, provides information on activities of the Ethics Committee and Ethics Office during that year. In 2015, the Ethics Office and Committee continued their work of adjudication, ethics education, and ethics consultations. The Ethics Committee adopted minor changes to its "Rules and Procedures" to increase the efficiency of the adjudication process. These changes were approved by the APA Board of Directors to become effective on March 1, 2016. The Independent Review Report by David H. Hoffman was released in July. The ethics office director also departed in July, and an interim ethics director was appointed. The process for establishing a Commission on Ethics Processes was also begun. The Commission has the charge of evaluating and recommending changes to the American Psychological Association's current ethics program. Data for adjudication processing in 2015 as well as comparisons to the previous 4 years are provided. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).

  9. The Role of Subscription-Based Patrol and Restitution in the Future of Liberty

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    Gil Guillory

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Market anarchists are often keen to know how we might rid ourselves of the twin evils institutionalized in the state: taxation and monopoly. A possible future history for North America is suggested, focusing upon the implications of the establishment of a subscription-based patrol and restitution business sector. We favor Rothbard over Higgs regarding crises and liberty. We favor Barnett over Rothbard regarding vertical integration of security. We examine derived demand for adjudication, mediation and related goods; and we advance the thesis that private adjudication will tend to libertarianly just decisions. We show how firms will actively build civil society, strengthening and coordinating Nisbettian intermediating institutions.

  10. An Assessment of Contractor Personnel Security Clearance Processes in the Four Defense Intelligence Agencies

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    2014-04-14

    Intelligence, U.S. Army. Executive agency was subsequently transferred to DIS/DSS in 1972. And, in mid-2010 the Deputy Secretary of Defense t ransferred ...Department of Energy (DoE) from 2011-2012. DoE told us it was aware of the NRO IG report of investigation at the time it made its favorable adjudicative... Energy DoD Department of Defense DODCAF DoD Consolidated Adjudication Facility DoDD Department of Defense Directive DoD I Department of Defense

  11. Author Details

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    Some comments on the current (and future) status of Muslim personal law in South Africa Abstract PDF · Vol 6, No 1 (2003) - Articles Culture (and religion) in constitutional adjudication. Abstract PDF · Vol 6, No 2 (2003): Special Edition - Articles MOSENEKE V THE MASTER 2001 2 SA 18 (CC): Racial discrimination laws ...

  12. 14 CFR 406.119 - Computation of time.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Computation of time. 406.119 Section 406... in FAA Space Transportation Adjudications § 406.119 Computation of time. (a) This section applies to..., after which a designated time period begins to run, is not included in a computation of time under this...

  13. 38 CFR 3.15 - Computation of service.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Computation of service. 3.15 Section 3.15 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.15 Computation of service...

  14. 19 CFR 210.55 - Content of service copies.

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    2010-04-01

    ... Customs Duties UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION INVESTIGATIONS OF UNFAIR PRACTICES IN IMPORT TRADE ADJUDICATION AND ENFORCEMENT Temporary Relief § 210.55 Content of service copies. (a) Any... information about each element of the violation alleged in the complaint and the motion to enable each...

  15. MC Marumoagae A NON-MEMBER SPOUSE'S ENTITLEMENT

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    10332324

    customary marriages.2 Pension funds schemes have been brought before the office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator to accord same-sex couples and cohabitants or life partners the same rights as those accorded to heterosexual married couples with regard to pension benefits.3. Initially, only non-member spouses of ...

  16. Strategies to minimize financial losses during permanent change of station moves

    OpenAIRE

    Guerra, Julio C.

    1993-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. The Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) has responsibility for all military household goods shipments. Processing of claims resulting from damage and losses incurred during household goods shipments is competed by each service's adjudication office Lieutenant, Supply Corps, United States Navy

  17. 32 CFR 732.19 - Claims.

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    2010-07-01

    ... block 17 implies agreement for release of information to the responsible adjudication authority... given to cases that would have received prior approval but, due to lack of knowledge of the program, the... the claim is that of a physician or dentist, refer the difference in opinions to the grievance...

  18. Using a Prescreening Rubric for All-State Violin Selection: Influences of Performance and Teaching Experience

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    Geringer, John M.; Allen, Michael L.; MacLeod, Rebecca B.; Scott, Laurie

    2009-01-01

    Performance assessment is an integral part of young musicians' development. Students enrolled in music programs frequently participate in adjudication festivals and many audition for select ensembles. Outcomes of such events are deemed consequential among all concerned: students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Furthermore, the number of…

  19. On Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Independence

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Comtois, Suzanne; de Graaf, K.J.

    2013-01-01

    'Principles of judicial and quasi-judicial independence are fundamental to all democracies and yet, the notion of independence is still elusive. What is judicial and quasi-judicial independence and why is it important? From whom and what are the judiciary and other adjudicators to be independent? Is

  20. A toolbox for European judges

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    Hesselink, M.W.

    2011-01-01

    The forthcoming instrument on European contract law, be it in the shape of an optional code for cross-border contracts or as an official toolbox for the European legislator, is likely to have a spill-over effect on private law adjudication in Europe. Judges will have no great difficulty in finding

  1. Overhauling the national industrial court act: A pathway to effective ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    The National Industrial Court was established in 1976 with the aim of adjudicating on labour matters brought before it by disputants. But the provisions of the Act then establishing it made it extremely difficult for the court to effectively discharge its functions.The initial Act establishing the court placed it (the Court) in a ...

  2. 76 FR 68243 - Social Security Rulings, SSR 91-1c and SSR 66-18c; Rescission of Social Security Rulings (SSR) 66...

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    2011-11-03

    ... may be based on determinations or decisions made at all levels of administrative adjudication, Federal court decisions, Commissioner's decisions, opinions of the Office of the General Counsel, and other... benefits under the annual earnings test. Accordingly, we developed detailed procedures to question earnings...

  3. The place of causality and probability in judical decision | Kanu ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    In both philosophy and in the process of legal decision, the concepts of causality and probability have been the fundamental pivots that are subject of controversy. Without these concepts, the science of adjudicating reasoning will be arbitrary. But the reliance on these concepts has provided a solid standard of judicial ...

  4. Historians and miracles: The principle of analogy and antecedent ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    I present a positive case for the historian's right to adjudicate on miracle claims and address two major objections to this conclusion: the principle of analogy and antecedent probability. At times I use the resurrection of Jesus as an example. This is the first of two articles. In the second, I will address three additional common ...

  5. 19 CFR 212.23 - Comments by other parties.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Comments by other parties. 212.23 Section 212.23... Comments by other parties. Any party to the adversary adjudication other than the applicant and the... an answer within 15 days after it is served. A commenting party may not participate further in...

  6. Fundamental rights and the European regulation of iConsumer contracts

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    Mak, C.

    2008-01-01

    This paper addresses the question of how fundamental rights affect European legislation and adjudication on contracts regarding digital information services (iConsumer contracts). Fundamental rights may be seen as representing political choices for the protection of certain values in society, but at

  7. ALL ABOUT WORDS ON THE PROCEDURE OF CONSTITUTIONAL ...

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    'unconstitutional declaration of unconstitutionality' of laws in Melaku's case. ... employed in the process of adjudicating constitutional issues, the ' law to re-enact for .... interpretation, but even then, courts do not follow civil procedures like that of civil suit. Constitutional interpretation is all about maintaining constitutionalism.

  8. 47 CFR 0.603 - Bases for closing a meeting to the public.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (3) constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal... criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a... agency's participation in a civil action or proceeding, an action in a foreign court or international...

  9. 45 CFR 1703.202 - Provisions under which a meeting may be closed.

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    2010-10-01

    ...) Deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (iii) Constitute an unwarranted... record compiled by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation, or by... in a civil action or proceeding, an action in a foreign court or international tribunal, or an...

  10. 49 CFR 804.5 - Grounds on which meetings may be closed or information may be withheld.

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    2010-10-01

    ... a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication; (3) Constitute an unwarranted invasion of... by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation, or by an agency... international tribunal, or an arbitration, or the initiation, conduct, or disposition by the NTSB of a...

  11. 22 CFR 1500.5 - Grounds on which meetings may be closed.

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    2010-04-01

    ... proceedings, (ii) Deprive a person of a right to fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (iii) Constitute an... of a record compiled by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal... or proceeding, or an arbitration; or an action in a foreign court or international tribunal; or the...

  12. 12 CFR 261b.5 - Exemptions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (iii) Constitute an unwarranted invasion of... by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation, or by a Federal... or proceeding, an action in a foreign court or international tribunal, or an arbitration, or the...

  13. 39 CFR 7.3 - Exceptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... proceedings, (2) Deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (3) Constitute an... of a record compiled by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal... postal rate or classification proceeding, an action in a foreign court or international tribunal, or an...

  14. 12 CFR 407.2 - Closing meetings.

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    2010-01-01

    ...) Deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (iii) Constitute an unwarranted... record compiled by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation, or by... court or international tribunal, or an arbitration. (b) Inasmuch as opening any regularly scheduled...

  15. 10 CFR 9.104 - Closed meetings.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ...) deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (iii) constitute an unwarranted... record compiled by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation, or by... action in a foreign court or international tribunal, or an arbitration, or the initiation, conduct or...

  16. 18 CFR 375.205 - Closed meetings.

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    2010-04-01

    ... a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication; (iii) Constitute an unwarranted invasion of... by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation, or by an agency... participation in a civil action or proceeding, an action in a foreign court or international tribunal, or an...

  17. 40 CFR 1603.7 - Grounds on which meetings may be closed or information may be withheld.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication; (3) Constitute an unwarranted invasion of... by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation or by an agency... court or international tribunal, or an arbitration, or the initiation, conduct, or disposition by the...

  18. 22 CFR 1102.8 - Exemptions.

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    2010-04-01

    ... Relations INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, UNITED STATES SECTION... enforcement proceedings; (ii) Would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication... confidential basis, and, in the case of a record or information compiled by a criminal law enforcement...

  19. 78 FR 25972 - Establishment of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Crimes Panel

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    2013-05-03

    ... of the Secretary Establishment of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Crimes Panel AGENCY: DoD... charter for the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel (``the Response Systems Panel... adjudication of crimes involving adult sexual assault and related offenses, under 10 U.S.C. 920 (Article 120 of...

  20. 75 FR 55678 - Minerals Management: Adjustment of Cost Recovery Fees

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    2010-09-14

    ... and mineral patent adjudications. This rule also moves the oil shale cost recovery fee amounts from... Analyst, (202) 912-7441. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may leave a... use to adjust those fees and service charges on an annual basis. At 43 CFR 3000.12(a), the regulations...

  1. 32 CFR 147.4 - Guideline B-Foreign influence.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Guideline B-Foreign influence. 147.4 Section 147... Adjudication § 147.4 Guideline B—Foreign influence. (a) The concern. A security risk may exist when an... affection, influence, or obligation are not citizens of the Untied States or may be subject to duress. These...

  2. 11 CFR 2.4 - Exempted meetings.

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    2010-01-01

    ... of a proceeding of a formal nature by the Commission against a specific person or the formal censure... a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (iii) Constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, (iv) Disclose the identity of a confidential source, (v) Disclose investigative...

  3. 17 CFR 200.402 - Closed meetings.

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    2010-04-01

    ... or any formal or informal investigation or inquiry, whether public or nonpublic, against or involving... right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication; (C) Constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; (D) Disclose the identity of a confidential source and, in the case of a record compiled by a...

  4. 38 CFR 17.160 - Authorization of dental examinations.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... disease or injury other than dental, adjudicated as incurred or aggravated in active military, naval, or... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Authorization of dental... MEDICAL Dental Services § 17.160 Authorization of dental examinations. When a detailed report of dental...

  5. 32 CFR 732.21 - Medical board.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL NONNAVAL MEDICAL AND DENTAL CARE Medical and Dental Care From Nonnaval Sources § 732.21 Medical board. When adjudication... to): (1) Arthritis, (2) Asthma, (3) Diabetes, (4) Gout, (5) Heart disease, (6) Hypertension, (7...

  6. 38 CFR 17.93 - Eligibility for outpatient services.

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    2010-07-01

    ... the conditions stated, except that applications for dental treatment must also meet the provisions of... disease or injury adjudicated as being service-connected. (b) The term “shall furnish” in this section and... applicants, except that applications for dental treatment must also meet the provisions of § 17.123. (1) For...

  7. No longer in suspense: Clarifying the human rights jurisdiction of the ...

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    Unfortunately, the same judgment resulted in the suspension of the SADC Tribunal in 2010 because it had purportedly acted beyond its mandate when it adjudicated over a case concerning a human rights dispute. This article investigates whether the SADC Tribunal had jurisdiction to deal with cases involving allegations of ...

  8. 75 FR 18867 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration-011...

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    2010-04-13

    ...). TSA's mission is to protect the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for... court, adjudicative or administrative body, when it is necessary to the litigation and one of the... individual's name, Social Security number, or other assigned personal identifier. SAFEGUARDS: Records in this...

  9. 75 FR 18863 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration-006...

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    2010-04-13

    ... movement for people and commerce. To achieve this mission, TSA is required to develop and adapt its... proceedings before any court, adjudicative or administrative body, when it is necessary to the litigation and... and statutes. Retrievability: Records are retrieved by name, Social security number or other assigned...

  10. 75 FR 28046 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration-002...

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    2010-05-19

    ... protect the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. To..., Social security number; pilot certificate information, including number and country of issuance; current..., before any court, adjudicative or administrative body, when it is necessary to the litigation and one of...

  11. 75 FR 28042 - Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records; Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security...

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    2010-05-19

    ... the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. To achieve... conducting litigation or in proceedings before any court, adjudicative or administrative body, when it is.... Retrievability: Records are retrieved by name, address, Social Security number, administrative action or legal...

  12. 19 CFR 210.31 - Requests for admission.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Requests for admission. 210.31 Section 210.31... TRADE ADJUDICATION AND ENFORCEMENT Discovery and Compulsory Process § 210.31 Requests for admission. (a) Form, content, and service of request for admission. Any party may serve on any other party a written...

  13. 6 CFR 27.330 - Summary decision procedures.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Summary decision procedures. 27.330 Section 27.330 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS Orders and Adjudications § 27.330 Summary decision procedures. (a) The Presiding Officer...

  14. 6 CFR 27.325 - Burden of proof.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Burden of proof. 27.325 Section 27.325 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS Orders and Adjudications § 27.325 Burden of proof. The Assistant Secretary bears the initial...

  15. 6 CFR 27.320 - Prohibition on ex parte communications during proceedings.

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    2010-01-01

    ... CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS Orders and Adjudications § 27.320 Prohibition on ex parte... and prior to the issuance of a Final Decision pursuant to § 27.345 with respect to a facility or other....345 with respect to a facility or other person, the appointed Presiding Officer, or any person who...

  16. 6 CFR 27.345 - Appeals.

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    2010-01-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS Orders and Adjudications § 27.345 Appeals. (a) Right to Appeal. A facility or any person who has received an... appeals officer. (b) Procedure for Appeals. (1) The Assistant Secretary, a facility or other person, or a...

  17. 6 CFR 27.315 - Presiding officers for proceedings.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Presiding officers for proceedings. 27.315 Section 27.315 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS Orders and Adjudications § 27.315 Presiding officers for proceedings. (a...

  18. 6 CFR 27.335 - Hearing procedures.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS Orders and Adjudications § 27.335 Hearing procedures. (a) Any hearing shall be held as... under an oath or affirmation. (4) The hearing shall be recorded verbatim. (b)(1) A facility or other...

  19. 32 CFR 147.9 - Guideline G-Alcohol consumption.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Guideline G-Alcohol consumption. 147.9 Section... Adjudication § 147.9 Guideline G—Alcohol consumption. (a) The concern. Excessive alcohol consumption often... worker who is a staff member of a recognized alcohol treatment program; (5) Habitual or binge consumption...

  20. The Historians of Industry

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    Markowitz, Gerald; Rosner, David

    2010-01-01

    During the past two decades, historians have been brought into legal cases in unprecedented numbers. As the courts have tried to adjudicate responsibility for environmental and occupational diseases, history and historians have played an increasingly central role in shaping decisions in the cases themselves as well as in related social policy. In…

  1. 20 CFR 410.490 - Interim adjudicatory rules for certain part B claims filed by a miner before July 1, 1973, or by...

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    2010-04-01

    ... AND SAFETY ACT OF 1969, TITLE IV-BLACK LUNG BENEFITS (1969- ) Total Disability or Death Due to... the Black Lung Act of 1972, the Congress noted that adjudication of the large backlog of claims... pneumoconiosis, or to have been totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis at the time of his death, or his death...

  2. Acta Structilia

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Acta Structilia Journal is a South African accredited national journal for independently adjudicated research articles on any topic in the field of the physical and development sciences on subjects in any applicable field of scholarship, i.e. architecture, urban and regional planning, quantity surveying, construction management ...

  3. 38 CFR 3.16 - Service pension.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Service pension. 3.16 Section 3.16 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.16 Service pension. In computing the 70 or...

  4. 38 CFR 3.803 - Naval pension.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Naval pension. 3.803 Section 3.803 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Special Benefits § 3.803 Naval pension. (a) Payment of...

  5. 38 CFR 3.252 - Annual income; pension; Mexican border period and later war periods.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Annual income; pension; Mexican border period and later war periods. 3.252 Section 3.252 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation...

  6. 38 CFR 3.17 - Disability and death pension; Mexican border period and later war periods.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Disability and death pension; Mexican border period and later war periods. 3.17 Section 3.17 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity...

  7. 38 CFR 3.460 - Death pension.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Death pension. 3.460 Section 3.460 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Apportionments § 3.460 Death pension. Death pension...

  8. What should the board of management of a pension fund consider ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    This note argues that the Adjudicator's determination Hlathi should be welcomed by the pension funds industry because it clarifies the uncertain legal position that emerged in the wake of the judgment in Volks. It comments on the requirements in and implications of Hlathi for the pension funds industry and pension ...

  9. 38 CFR 3.701 - Elections of pension or compensation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Elections of pension or compensation. 3.701 Section 3.701 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Concurrent Benefits and Elections...

  10. 38 CFR 3.712 - Improved pension elections; surviving spouses of Spanish-American War veterans.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Improved pension elections; surviving spouses of Spanish-American War veterans. 3.712 Section 3.712 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and...

  11. 38 CFR 3.713 - Effective dates of improved pension elections.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Effective dates of improved pension elections. 3.713 Section 3.713 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Concurrent...

  12. 38 CFR 3.24 - Improved pension rates-Surviving children.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Improved pension rates-Surviving children. 3.24 Section 3.24 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.24 Improved pension...

  13. 38 CFR 3.378 - Changes from activity in pulmonary tuberculosis pension cases.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Changes from activity in pulmonary tuberculosis pension cases. 3.378 Section 3.378 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation...

  14. 38 CFR 3.274 - Relationship of net worth to pension entitlement.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Relationship of net worth to pension entitlement. 3.274 Section 3.274 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Regulations...

  15. 38 CFR 3.342 - Permanent and total disability ratings for pension purposes.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Permanent and total disability ratings for pension purposes. 3.342 Section 3.342 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation...

  16. 38 CFR 3.666 - Incarcerated beneficiaries and fugitive felons-pension.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Incarcerated beneficiaries and fugitive felons-pension. 3.666 Section 3.666 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation...

  17. 38 CFR 3.711 - Improved pension elections.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Improved pension elections. 3.711 Section 3.711 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Concurrent Benefits and Elections...

  18. 38 CFR 3.714 - Improved pension elections-public assistance beneficiaries.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Improved pension elections-public assistance beneficiaries. 3.714 Section 3.714 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation...

  19. 38 CFR 3.28 - Automatic adjustment of section 306 and old-law pension income limitations.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Automatic adjustment of section 306 and old-law pension income limitations. 3.28 Section 3.28 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity...

  20. 38 CFR 3.454 - Veterans disability pension.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Veterans disability pension. 3.454 Section 3.454 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Apportionments § 3.454 Veterans...

  1. 38 CFR 3.453 - Veterans compensation or service pension or retirement pay.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Veterans compensation or service pension or retirement pay. 3.453 Section 3.453 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation...

  2. 38 CFR 3.23 - Improved pension rates-Veterans and surviving spouses.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Improved pension rates-Veterans and surviving spouses. 3.23 Section 3.23 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3...

  3. 38 CFR 3.960 - Section 306 and old-law pension protection.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Section 306 and old-law pension protection. 3.960 Section 3.960 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Protection § 3.960...

  4. 38 CFR 3.3 - Pension.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pension. 3.3 Section 3.3 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.3 Pension. (a) Pension for veterans—(1) Service...

  5. 38 CFR 3.351 - Special monthly dependency and indemnity compensation, death compensation, pension and spouse's...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Special monthly dependency and indemnity compensation, death compensation, pension and spouse's compensation ratings. 3.351 Section 3.351 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension...

  6. 38 CFR 3.314 - Basic pension determinations.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Basic pension determinations. 3.314 Section 3.314 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Ratings and Evaluations; Service...

  7. Browse Title Index

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    Items 201 - 250 of 613 ... Vol 13, No 2 (2010), How could the pension funds adjudicator get it so wrong? a critique of Smith versus Eskom pension and provident fund, Abstract PDF. N Dyani, M.O Mhango. Vol 13, No 5 (2010), How to use voluntary, self-regulatory and alternative environmental compliance tools: some lessons ...

  8. Liability to pay retirement benefits when contributions were not paid ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    This article addresses the conduct of employers who are associated with retirement funds, who have failed to pay their employees' contributions into such retirement funds. In particular, the article responds to the critique levelled at the approach adopted by both our courts and the office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator ...

  9. 16 CFR 1025.62 - Authority for representation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Authority for representation. 1025.62 Section 1025.62 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE FOR ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS Appearances, Standards of Conduct § 1025.62 Authority for representation. Any...

  10. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/Potchefstroomse Elektroniese ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    How could the pension funds adjudicator get it so wrong? a critique of Smith versus Eskom pension and provident fund · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. N Dyani, M.O Mhango. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/pelj.v13i2.60259 ...

  11. A Merit-Based Architecture for the Automatic Selection and Composition of Services in SOA-Based C4ISR Systems

    Science.gov (United States)

    2008-06-01

    Provider Web Services Federated Search Provider cPDS Federated Search Apps Apps Adjudication Server Trusted O/S Server JWSS JCDX Figure 34. JCDX Web...service is the Federated Search Provider (FSP). The FSP “allows users and applications to search multi-level data stores from single level networks

  12. Forensic telepsychiatry : a possible solution for South Africa? | Mars ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Objective: South Africa has a shortage of facilities and psychiatrists to assess adjudicative competence of prisoners awaiting assessment under sections 77 to 79 of the Criminal Procedures Act of 1977. Various solutions have been proposed by the Department of Health. The recent linking of a Magistrate's court and a prison ...

  13. PROCEDURAL LAW AND PLURALISM. DISADVANTAGED GROUPS OF PEOPLE AND AN APPROACH TO LITIGATION STEMMING FROM LAND DISPOSSESSION AND FORCED DISPLACEMENT. HOW TO SETTLE PRIVATE (NON-STATE LAND DISPUTES INVOLVING MEMBERS OF INDIGENOUS AND OTHER DISADVANTAGED GROUPS IN A JUST WAY WHILE GUARANTEEING DUE PROCESS OF LAW? GENERAL REPORT

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Alan Uzelac

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available The author advocates the establishment, by the law, of special courts and procedures for the prosecution and adjudication of legal claims arising from land dispossession and forced displacement suffered by indigenous peoples and other disadvantaged groups, considering the legal, cultural and linguistic specificities of these cases, as a way to guarantee the due process of law and a fair decision.

  14. 48 CFR 1252.235-70 - Research misconduct.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... Misconduct (APR 2005) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause— Adjudication means the process of reviewing.... Investigation is formal collection and evaluation of information and facts to determine if research misconduct... final. (4) If a request for appeal is received by the RTCC within the 30 calendar day limit, the Deputy...

  15. 76 FR 59927 - Treatment of Aliens Whose Employment Creation Immigrant (EB-5) Petitions Were Approved After...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-09-28

    ... SECURITY 8 CFR Parts 216 and 245 RIN 1615-AA90 Treatment of Aliens Whose Employment Creation Immigrant (EB... applications and petitions of qualifying aliens whose employment-creation immigrant petitions were approved by...-273 Provisions C. Summary of the Adjudications Required by Public Law 107-273 III. Aliens Eligible To...

  16. Insertion of singlet chlorocarbenes across CH bonds in alkanes ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    The approach has been adjudicated to be the minimum energy path over the approach both at the MP2 and DFT levels. ... Serfoji Government College, Thanjavur 613 005; Department of Chemistry, Nehru Memorial College, Puthanampatti 621 007; School of Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli 620 024 ...

  17. 46 CFR 502.316 - Intervention.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 9 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Intervention. 502.316 Section 502.316 Shipping FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Formal Procedure for Adjudication of Small Claims § 502.316 Intervention. Intervention will ordinarily not be permitted. ...

  18. 19 CFR 210.19 - Intervention.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Intervention. 210.19 Section 210.19 Customs Duties UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION INVESTIGATIONS OF UNFAIR PRACTICES IN IMPORT TRADE ADJUDICATION AND ENFORCEMENT Motions § 210.19 Intervention. Any person desiring to intervene in an...

  19. 16 CFR 3.14 - Intervention.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Intervention. 3.14 Section 3.14 Commercial... ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS Pleadings § 3.14 Intervention. (a) Any individual, partnership, unincorporated.... The Administrative Law Judge or the Commission may by order permit the intervention to such extent and...

  20. 45 CFR 150.415 - Intervention.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Intervention. 150.415 Section 150.415 Public... ENFORCEMENT IN GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE MARKETS Administrative Hearings § 150.415 Intervention. (a) The... intervention will not unduly delay or prejudice the adjudication of the rights of the existing parties. (b) A...

  1. 7 CFR 1600.6 - Bases for closing a meeting to the public.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... participation in a civil action or proceeding, an action in a foreign court or international tribunal, or an... techniques and procedures; or (vi) Endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement personnel. (8... adjudication pursuant to the procedures in 5 U.S.C. 554 or otherwise involving a determination on the record...

  2. ability in Large Scale Land Acquisitions in Kenya

    International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Digital Library (Canada)

    Corey Piccioni

    further. ⇒ At Lamu County, it is evident that the system of national land administration (rights adjudication, allocation, registration) was not working well, or at all. There was extensive evidence of residents allo- cating themselves what is technically public land, at will. ⇒ There is increasing levels of tension between com-.

  3. Comparison of zotarolimus-eluting and everolimus-eluting coronary stents

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Serruys, Patrick W; Silber, Sigmund; Garg, Scot

    2010-01-01

    New-generation coronary stents that release zotarolimus or everolimus have been shown to reduce the risk of restenosis. However, it is unclear whether there are differences in efficacy and safety between the two types of stents on the basis of prospectively adjudicated end points endorsed...

  4. 20 CFR 405.501 - Judicial review.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Judicial review. 405.501 Section 405.501 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Judicial Review § 405.501 Judicial review. You may file an action in a Federal district...

  5. 49 CFR 1016.309 - Agency review.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Agency review. 1016.309 Section 1016.309... Agency review. In the event the adjudicative officer is not the entire Board, the applicant or agency counsel may seek review of the initial decision on the fee application, or the Board may review the...

  6. 8 CFR 3.0 - Executive Office for Immigration Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Executive Office for Immigration Review 3.0... IMMIGRATION REVIEW § 3.0 Executive Office for Immigration Review Regulations of the Executive Office for Immigration Review relating to the adjudication of immigration matters before immigration judges (referred to...

  7. Practising virtue: inside international arbitration

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Caron, D.D.; Schill, S.W.; Smutny, A.C.; Triantafilou, E.E.

    2015-01-01

    International arbitration has developed into a global system of adjudication, dealing with disputes arising from a variety of legal relationships: between states, between private commercial actors, and between private and public entities. It operates to a large extent according to its own rules and

  8. 38 CFR 3.953 - Pub. L. 85-56 and Pub. L. 85-857.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pub. L. 85-56 and Pub. L... ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Protection § 3.953 Pub. L. 85-56 and Pub. L. 85-857. (a) In receipt of or entitled to receive benefits on December 31, 1958. Any person...

  9. 10 CFR 2.1200 - Scope of subpart L.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope of subpart L. 2.1200 Section 2.1200 Energy NUCLEAR... Hearing Procedures for NRC Adjudications § 2.1200 Scope of subpart L. The provisions of this subpart... and request the application of Subpart L procedures, and proceedings for the direct or indirect...

  10. Robo-Judge Meets Elastic Man

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Lookofsky, Joseph

    2014-01-01

    Should the comparative study of law focus on similarities or differences? As regards the exercise of jurisdiction to adjudicate transborder contract disputes, the author uses concrete, case-based examples to compare the jurisdictional rules applied by courts in Europe with those applied in the Un...

  11. 77 FR 51068 - Remedies for Small Copyright Claims: Additional Comments

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-08-23

    ... Copyright Office Remedies for Small Copyright Claims: Additional Comments AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library... pertaining to a study undertaken by the U.S. Copyright Office at the request of Congress on the topic of adjudicating small copyright claims. The study will assess whether and, if so, how the current legal system...

  12. 7 CFR 15f.11 - Where must I file a hearing request and what happens to it?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Where must I file a hearing request and what happens to it? 15f.11 Section 15f.11 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture ADJUDICATIONS UNDER... must I file a hearing request and what happens to it? If you desire a hearing, you must file a request...

  13. The Theory of Joint Criminal Enterprise at the ECCC: A Difficult Relationship

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    Yanev, Lachezar; Meisenberg, S; Stegmiller, I

    2015-01-01

    The doctrine of JCE has played an important role in the jurisprudence of the ECCC, seeing as it was used to convict the accused in both cases that the Court has adjudicated thus far. This case law, although not so voluminous, has quickly managed to attract a lot of attention, largely due to the fact

  14. Baby rape: why does the law not protect them? | Ellis | Journal for ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    A warning is sounded that the mere amendment of the law, extensive though it may be, will remain paper law without the means to implement investigation teams and special courts, supported by the necessary expertise, to investigate and adjudicate cases of this nature. To provide access in remote areas, the institution of ...

  15. 45 CFR 13.2 - When these rules apply.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false When these rules apply. 13.2 Section 13.2 Public... TO JUSTICE ACT IN AGENCY PROCEEDINGS General Provisions § 13.2 When these rules apply. These rules apply to adversary adjudications before the Department. ...

  16. 34 CFR 8.2 - What definitions apply?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What definitions apply? 8.2 Section 8.2 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DEMANDS FOR TESTIMONY OR RECORDS IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS § 8.2 What definitions apply? The following definitions apply to this part: Adjudicative authority...

  17. Cosmopolitan constitutionalism : linking local engagement with international economic law and human rights

    OpenAIRE

    Petersmann, Ernst-Ulrich

    2016-01-01

    Democratic and republican constitutionalism emphasize, since ancient times, the need for holding governance of public goods legally and democratically accountable in order to limit abuses of public and private powers and protect public goods through legislation, administration, adjudication, 'public reason' and 'republican virtues'. Globalization continues to transform national into transnational public goods and requires constituting, limiting, regulating and justifying multilevel governance...

  18. 32 CFR 147.11 - Guideline I-Emotional, mental, and personality disorders.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... professional that an individual's previous emotional, mental, or personality disorder is cured, under control... 32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Guideline I-Emotional, mental, and personality... CLASSIFIED INFORMATION Adjudication § 147.11 Guideline I—Emotional, mental, and personality disorders. (a...

  19. 20 CFR 405.316 - Notice of a hearing before an administrative law judge.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Notice of a hearing before an administrative law judge. 405.316 Section 405.316 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.316...

  20. 20 CFR 405.301 - Hearing before an administrative law judge-general.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Hearing before an administrative law judge-general. 405.301 Section 405.301 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.301 Hearing...

  1. 20 CFR 405.330 - Prehearing conferences.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ....330 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.330 Prehearing conferences. (a)(1) The administrative law judge, on his or her own initiative or at your request, may decide to conduct a prehearing...

  2. 20 CFR 405.360 - Official record.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.360 Official record. All hearings will be recorded. All evidence upon which the administrative law judge relies for the decision must be contained in the...

  3. 20 CFR 405.320 - Administrative law judge hearing procedures-general.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Administrative law judge hearing procedures-general. 405.320 Section 405.320 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.320...

  4. 20 CFR 405.366 - Posthearing conferences.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ....366 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.366 Posthearing conferences. (a) The administrative law judge may decide, on his or her own initiative or at your request, to hold a posthearing...

  5. 20 CFR 405.373 - Requesting consideration of new evidence.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ....373 Section 405.373 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.373 Requesting consideration of new evidence. (a) If the administrative law judge's decision is our final decision, the...

  6. 20 CFR 405.365 - Consolidated hearing before an administrative law judge.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Consolidated hearing before an administrative law judge. 405.365 Section 405.365 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.365...

  7. 20 CFR 405.317 - Objections.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ...' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.317 Objections. (a) Time and place. (1) If you object to the time or place of your hearing, you must notify the administrative law judge in writing at the...

  8. 20 CFR 405.333 - Submitting documents.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.333 Submitting documents. All documents prepared and... fullest extent practicable and delivered or mailed to the administrative law judge within the time frames...

  9. 20 CFR 405.334 - Prehearing statements.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ....334 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.334 Prehearing statements. (a) At any time before the hearing begins, you may submit, or the administrative law judge may request that you...

  10. 20 CFR 405.351 - Closing statements.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.351 Closing statements. You or your representative may present a closing statement to the administrative law judge— (a) Orally at the end of the hearing...

  11. 20 CFR 405.372 - Finality of an administrative law judge's decision.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Finality of an administrative law judge's decision. 405.372 Section 405.372 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.372 Finality of...

  12. 20 CFR 405.332 - Subpoenas.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ...' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.332 Subpoenas. (a) When it is reasonably necessary for the full presentation of a claim, an administrative law judge may, on his or her own initiative or at your...

  13. 20 CFR 405.331 - Submitting evidence to an administrative law judge.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Submitting evidence to an administrative law judge. 405.331 Section 405.331 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.331 Submitting...

  14. 2018-02-09T21:37:20Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/all/oai oai:ojs ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    ... of the district, and that the port represents an additional 'land grab' by the government who is yet to institute land adjudication. The weight of their protest is tied to chronic trauma that reaches back to colonialism and extends to the current era, and is characterised by feelings of displacement, dispossession and alienation.

  15. 14 CFR 406.111 - Signing documents.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Signing documents. 406.111 Section 406.111... Transportation Adjudications § 406.111 Signing documents. (a) Signature required. The party, or the party's attorney or representative, must sign each document tendered for filing or served on each party. (b) Effect...

  16. 12 CFR 19.100 - Filing documents.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Filing documents. 19.100 Section 19.100 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Procedural Rules for OCC Adjudications § 19.100 Filing documents. All materials required to be filed with or...

  17. 38 CFR 3.11 - Homicide.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Homicide. 3.11 Section 3.11 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.11 Homicide. Any person who has...

  18. 76 FR 60935 - Notice of Application from ExxonMobil Corporation, Highland Uranium Mine and Millsite, To Amend...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-09-30

    ... Boundary to include the Highland Pit Lake and the Southeast Drainage. An NRC administrative review... proceeding; and (3) the possible effect of any order that may be entered in the proceeding on the petitioner... Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2...

  19. Cartel Enforcement in India: Standard and Burden of Proof

    OpenAIRE

    Cyril Shroff; Nisha Kaur Uberoi

    2013-01-01

    The approach adopted by CCI towards the requisite standard of proof required to sustain an allegation of cartelization has changed over the course of the various cartel cases investigated and adjudicated upon by the CCI. Cyril Shroff & Nisha Kaur Uberoi (Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.)

  20. 14 CFR 406.151 - Standard of proof.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Standard of proof. 406.151 Section 406.151... Transportation Adjudications § 406.151 Standard of proof. The administrative law judge must issue an initial..., the party with the burden of proof must prove the party's case or defense by a preponderance of...

  1. 14 CFR 16.1 - Applicability and description of part.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ..., regulation, or other authority that provides an administrative process for the investigation or adjudication of complaints by a Federal agency other than the FAA, persons shall use the administrative process... section 308 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended). (2) Requirements of the Anti-Head Tax Act...

  2. Recidivism among Juvenile Offenders following Release from Residential Placements: Multivariate Predictors and Gender Differences

    Science.gov (United States)

    Minor, Kevin I.; Wells, James B.; Angel, Earl

    2008-01-01

    Using a sample of 580 juvenile offenders released from out-of-home placements, this study regressed 18-month recidivism on 33 possible predictors. Over 52 percent of juveniles had new adjudications. Only gender, age, victimization history, and presence of special education needs significantly predicted recidivism. When separate models were…

  3. 78 FR 40194 - Proposed Information Collection Request of the ETA 207, Nonmonetary Determination Activities...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-07-03

    ... Determination Activities Report; Comment Request on Extension Without Change (OMB 1205-0150) AGENCY: Employment..., Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S- 4524... Activities, contains state data on the number and types of issues that are adjudicated when unemployment...

  4. Pastoralism within land administration in Kenya: The missing link

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Lengoiboni, M.; Bregt, A.K.; Molen, van der P.

    2010-01-01

    In land administration (LA), the right to exercising property/ownership rights on land is based on cadastral processes of adjudication, survey and rights registration. Private ownership rights are now being taken up in pastoral areas, where they must contend with pastoralists’ land rights. Pastoral

  5. 78 FR 68908 - Agency Information Collection (Ankle Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-11-15

    ... comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and... necessary information from a claimant's treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations. VA will gather medical information related to the claimant that is necessary to adjudicate the claim for...

  6. Hedgehogs in Luxembourg? A Dworkinian reading of the CJEU's case law on principles of private law and some doubts of the fox

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Mak, C.

    2012-01-01

    To what extent can the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the field of European private law be understood and explained on the basis of a theoretical model of adjudication that defends the unity and objectivity of value? In light of Ronald Dworkin's theory of

  7. 40 CFR 51.354 - Adequate tools and resources.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... assurance, data analysis and reporting, and the holding of hearings and adjudication of cases. A portion of... supply of vehicles for covert auditing, test equipment and facilities for program evaluation, and computers capable of data processing, analysis, and reporting. Equipment or equivalent services may be...

  8. Some Approaches in the Management of Catholic Charismatic ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Conflict is an ubiquitous phenomenon. It is experienced within, among persons and groups. They are equally witnessed in religious sphere. This paper considered some approaches and their usefulness in the management of catholic charismatic related conflicts in Igboland. Arbitration, conciliation, adjudication and ...

  9. Maximizing Basic Education Subsidy in Pennsylvania Public School Districts by Accounting for Children in Educational Settings

    Science.gov (United States)

    McCook, Byron Alexander

    2009-01-01

    Pennsylvania public school districts are largely funded through basic education subsidy for providing educational services for resident students and non-resident students who are placed in residential programs within the school district boundaries. Non-resident placements occur through, but are not limited to, adjudication proceedings, foster home…

  10. Honor Codes: Evidence Based Strategies for Improving Academic Integrity

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tatum, Holly; Schwartz, Beth M.

    2017-01-01

    Although there is evidence of cheating at all levels of education, institutions often do not implement or design integrity policies, such as honor codes, to prevent and adjudicate academic dishonesty. Further, faculty members rarely discuss academic integrity expectations or policies with their students. When cheating does occur, faculty members…

  11. 29 CFR 1603.204 - Ex parte communications.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... EXEMPT STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE COMPLAINTS OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION UNDER SECTION 304 OF... decision-making personnel of the Commission and an interested party to the adjudication without providing the other party a chance to participate are prohibited from the time the matter is assigned to an...

  12. Systém hodnocení zaměstnanců v organizaci

    OpenAIRE

    Dvořáková, Gabriela

    2008-01-01

    The subject of this thesis called the analysis of the evalution system of emplyees in the company TRW Autoelektronika s.r.o. Benešov. The goal of this theses is na adjudication of the present evalution system of employees and the proposition of the procedure by the formation of the competency model.

  13. 16 CFR 1025.37 - Sanctions for failure to comply with discovery orders.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... discovery orders. 1025.37 Section 1025.37 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE FOR ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS Discovery, Compulsory Process § 1025.37 Sanctions for... decision on the pleadings be rendered against the party, or both; and (g) Exclude the party or...

  14. Narratives of Optimum Currency Area theory and Eurozone Governance

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Snaith, Holly Grace

    2014-01-01

    contradictory narratives, which build upon schisms in the academic corpus. The political realisation of this can be seen during the negotiations over the 1992 process, where certain aspects of the theory concerning governance (of fiscal policy and preferences for conflict adjudication) have been notably...

  15. 19 CFR 210.30 - Requests for production of documents and things and entry upon land.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... INVESTIGATIONS OF UNFAIR PRACTICES IN IMPORT TRADE ADJUDICATION AND ENFORCEMENT Discovery and Compulsory Process..., charts, photographs, and other data compilations from which information can be obtained), or to inspect... operation thereon, within the scope of § 210.27(b). (b) Procedure. (1) The request may be served upon any...

  16. 16 CFR 1025.33 - Production of documents and things.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS Discovery, Compulsory Process § 1025.33 Production of documents and things. (a) Scope... (including writings, drawings, graphs, charts, photographs, phono-records, and any other data compilation... the purpose of inspection (including photographing), or sampling any designated object or operation...

  17. 46 CFR 502.320 - Service.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 9 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Service. 502.320 Section 502.320 Shipping FEDERAL... for Adjudication of Small Claims § 502.320 Service. All claims, resubmitted claims, petitions to... the Commission, evidence service upon all parties to the proceeding. Such certificate shall be in...

  18. 7 CFR 15f.22 - What happens after the hearing?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false What happens after the hearing? 15f.22 Section 15f.22 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture ADJUDICATIONS UNDER SECTION 741 If I Request a Hearing... law, and if permitted, reply briefs. Briefs should include a summary of evidence relied upon together...

  19. Student Conduct Administration: How Students Perceive the Educational Value and Procedural Fairness of Their Disciplinary Experiences

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    King, Rachel Heafitz

    2012-01-01

    For this study, 1,884 adjudicated college students provided their impressions of the educational value and procedural fairness of their disciplinary experiences. Results indicated that a strong correlation exists between perceived fairness and educational value. Differences in students' perceptions emerged in regards to age, gender, and GPA, among…

  20. Edward Banka Gariba

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    what and where each tool is likely to be most effective and useful for conflict resolution in the 21st century. In examining the 'traditional', the authors cover issues related to negotiation, mediation, arbitration, adjudication, law, the United Nations system, and traditional Peacekeeping issues. These subjects are all described ...

  1. Family Migration and Labor Force Outcomes: Sex Differences in Occupational Context

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    Shauman, Kimberlee A.; Noonan, Mary C.

    2007-01-01

    Empirical analyses of sex differences in the career consequences of family migration have focused on adjudicating between the human capital and the gender-role explanations but have ignored the potential influence of gender inequality in the structure of the labor market. In this paper we estimate conditional difference-in-difference models with…

  2. 77 FR 15969 - Waybill Data Released in Three-Benchmark Rail Rate Proceedings

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-03-19

    ... Surface Transportation Board 49 CFR Part 1244 Waybill Data Released in Three-Benchmark Rail Rate..., 2010, the Board is formalizing its rules with respect to the Three-Benchmark methodology for... formalizing its rules with respect to the Three-Benchmark methodology used to adjudicate simplified rate case...

  3. 38 CFR 3.1607 - Cost of flags.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Cost of flags. 3.1607 Section 3.1607 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Burial... privately purchased by relatives, friends, or other parties but such cost may be included in a claim for the...

  4. Special home adaptation grants for members of the Armed Forces and veterans with certain vision impairment. Final rule.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2014-09-12

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing a final rule to amend its adjudication regulations regarding special home adaptation grants for members of the Armed Forces and veterans with certain vision impairment. This regulatory amendment is necessary to conform the regulations to changes mandated in the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012.

  5. Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam

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    Full Text Available ... Competition Matters Tech@FTC Comment Policy Contests IoT Home Inspector Challenge Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back DetectaRobo Zapping ... File Documents in Adjudicative Proceedings You are here Home » News & Events » Audio/Video » Anatomy of a Cancer ...

  6. 76 FR 14600 - Dental Conditions

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-03-17

    ... disability adjudicated as resulting from combat wounds or service trauma (Class II(a)). Who are homeless or... there is dental disability due to combat wounds or service trauma. To determine prisoner of war status..., the rating activity will determine whether the condition is due to combat or other in-service trauma...

  7. Elections and Electoral Tribunal in Nigeria

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    User

    2011-04-19

    Apr 19, 2011 ... Nigeria, is yet another big question to be answered by the judiciary and the political class. Before the inauguration of the tribunals investigating allegations of election malpractices in 2007, previous tribunals that adjudicated electoral cases of 1979, 1999 and 2003 contributed immensely to the decay of the ...

  8. Dispute Resolution and Electoral Justice in Africa

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    chifaou.amzat

    2017-05-19

    May 19, 2017 ... serious business when they couched the provisions in Article 49 (3) and Sec- tion 36 (2) of C.I. 75 in those mandatory terms; the duty must be obeyed to .... adjudication process should be more than a formality (Abuya n.d.). An audit of electoral disputes which included petitions on presidential elections ...

  9. 75 FR 3371 - Commission Guidance Concerning the Rules of Practice Relating to Reparations

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-21

    ...: Reducing Formality in Agency Adjudication, 2 Admin. L.J. 39, 40 (1988) (quoting Government Accounting... effectuate that congressional purpose.'' We stated elsewhere that the complexities and formalities of... rulemaking authority to consider the impact those rules will have on small businesses. With respect to...

  10. A Study of the Associations between Conditions of Performance and Characteristics of Performers and New York State Solo Performance Ratings

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    vonWurmb, Elizabeth C.

    2013-01-01

    This dissertation undertakes an analysis of 1,044 performance evaluations from New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Spring Festival solo adjudication ratings of student performers from a large suburban school district. It relies on results of evaluations of observed performances, and takes these evaluations as assessments of what the…

  11. Metonymy as Referential Dependency: Psycholinguistic and Neurolinguistic Arguments for a Unified Linguistic Treatment

    Science.gov (United States)

    Piñango, Maria M.; Zhang, Muye; Foster-Hanson, Emily; Negishi, Michiro; Lacadie, Cheryl; Constable, R. Todd

    2017-01-01

    We examine metonymy at psycho- and neurolinguistic levels, seeking to adjudicate between two possible processing implementations (one- vs. two-mechanism). We compare highly conventionalized "systematic metonymy" (producer-for-product: "All freshmen read 'O'Connell'") to lesser-conventionalized "circumstantial…

  12. Report of the Ethics Committee, 2010

    Science.gov (United States)

    American Psychologist, 2011

    2011-01-01

    In accordance with the bylaws of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Ethics Committee reports regularly to the membership regarding the number and types of ethics matters investigated and the major programs undertaken. In 2010, ethics adjudication, ethics education and consultation, and special projects were activities of the Ethics…

  13. 78 FR 58867 - Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker Numerical Limitation...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-09-25

    ... Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA) extends U.S. immigration law to the CNMI and provides CNMI-specific provisions... Limitation for Fiscal Year 2014 AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS. ACTION: Notification... Hale, Adjudications Officer (Policy), Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

  14. 75 FR 77872 - Privacy Act System of Records

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-12-14

    ... records, files, and data that are stored in the FCC's computer network databases, at headquarters and in...-to-know'' basis. The FCC's computer network databases are protected by the FCC's security protocols... records may be used by a court or adjudicative body in a proceeding when: (a) The Agency or any component...

  15. 78 FR 73535 - Privacy Act System of Records

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-12-06

    ... jointly manage and the electronic data, which will be stored in the computer network databases housed at... contractor's supervisors and staff. The FCC requires that these computer network databases be protected by..., these records may be used by a court or adjudicative body in a proceeding when: (a) The Agency or any...

  16. Following the NAFTA Star: SADC land reform and investment ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    User

    2007-12-13

    Dec 13, 2007 ... Following the NAFTA Star: SADC land reform and investment ... the SADC Treaty, is the highest legal and institutional body seized with responsibility for adjudicating regional disputes directly or .... with provisions facilitating speedy land reform which would give to blacks an equitable share of the land, the.

  17. Disagreements between central clinical events committee and site investigator assessments of myocardial infarction end- points in an international clinical trial: Review of the PURSUIT study

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    K.W. Mahaffey (Kenneth); R.A. Harrington (Robert Alex); K.M. Akkerhuis (Martijn); N.S. Kleiman (Neal); L.G. Berdan (Lisa); B.S. Crenshaw (Brian); B.E. Tardiff (Barbara); C.B. Granger (Christopher); I. DeJong (Ingrid); M. Bhapkar (Manju); P. Widimsky (Petr); R. Corbalon (Ramón); K.L. Lee (Kerry); J.W. Deckers (Jaap); M.L. Simoons (Maarten); E.J. Topol (Eric); R.M. Califf (Robert)

    2001-01-01

    textabstractBackground. Limited information has been published regarding how specific processes for event adjudication can affect event rates in trials. We reviewed nonfatal myocardial infarctions (MIs) reported by site investigators in the international Platelet Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa in Unstable

  18. Disagreements between central clinical events committee and site investigator assessments of myocardial infarction end-points in an international clinical trial: review of the PURSUIT study

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    K.W. Mahaffey (Kenneth); R.A. Harrington (Robert Alex); N.S. Kleiman (Neal); L.G. Berdan (Lisa); B.S. Crenshaw (Brian); B.E. Tardiff (Barbara); C.B. Granger (Christopher); I. DeJong (Ingrid); M. Bhapkar (Manju); P. Widimsky (Petr); R. Corbalon (Ramón); K.L. Lee (Kerry); J.W. Deckers (Jaap); M.L. Simoons (Maarten); E.J. Topol (Eric); R.M. Califf (Robert); K.M. Akkerhuis (Martijn)

    2001-01-01

    textabstractAbstract: Background Limited information has been published regarding how specific processes for event adjudication can affect event rates in trials. We reviewed nonfatal myocardial infarctions (MIs) reported by site investigators in the international Platelet Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa in

  19. 77 FR 38274 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-06-27

    ..., identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.../Joint Staff (DMDC 12 DoD, Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) (May 3, 2011, 76 FR 24863) and DMDC... records notices can now be deleted. V5-03 Case Control Management System (CCMS) (September 14, 1999, 64 FR...

  20. 76 FR 72431 - Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-11-23

    ... which they reside. The REP Program Manual is intended to be the principal source of policy and guidance.... The REP Program Manual consolidates many of the REP Program's operative guidance and policy documents... also providing the public comment adjudication matrix for the REP Program Manual and Supplement 4...

  1. 19 CFR 210.33 - Failure to make or cooperate in discovery; sanctions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ...; sanctions. 210.33 Section 210.33 Customs Duties UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION INVESTIGATIONS OF UNFAIR PRACTICES IN IMPORT TRADE ADJUDICATION AND ENFORCEMENT Discovery and Compulsory Process... other non-monetary sanction available under Rule 37(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Any such...

  2. 20 CFR 321.2 - Filing claims for benefits electronically.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... Board's Internet Web site, http://www.rrb.gov, utilizing a User ID and a PIN/Password. (b) Adjudication.... 321.2 Section 321.2 Employees' Benefits RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD REGULATIONS UNDER THE RAILROAD... Board's electronic system. If an attempt to file a claim for benefits under the Railroad Unemployment...

  3. 20 CFR 321.1 - Filing applications electronically.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... Section 321.1 Employees' Benefits RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD REGULATIONS UNDER THE RAILROAD UNEMPLOYMENT... under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act may be filed electronically through the Board's Internet Web site, http://www.rrb.gov, utilizing a User ID and a PIN/Password. (b) Adjudication of applications...

  4. 49 CFR 385.423 - Does a motor carrier have a right to an administrative review of a denial, suspension, or...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ..., DC 20590-0001 Attention: Adjudications Counsel (MC-CC). (ii) Chief Counsel (MC-CC), Federal Motor... 49 Transportation 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Does a motor carrier have a right to an... Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY...

  5. 38 CFR 1.465 - Incompetent and deceased patients.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... patients. 1.465 Section 1.465 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS... Sickle Cell Anemia § 1.465 Incompetent and deceased patients. (a) Incompetent patients other than minors. In the case of a patient who has been adjudicated as lacking the capacity, for any reason other than...

  6. 42 CFR 2.15 - Incompetent and deceased patients.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Incompetent and deceased patients. 2.15 Section 2... CONFIDENTIALITY OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PATIENT RECORDS General Provisions § 2.15 Incompetent and deceased patients. (a) Incompetent patients other than minors—(1) Adjudication of incompetence. In the case of a...

  7. 32 CFR Appendix F to Part 310 - Format for New or Altered System Report

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... to be collected from members of the public, the requirements of reference ( ) apply and OMB must be... Relations Board (NSLRB).” 2. Responsible official: Mr. John Miller, National Security Labor Relations Board... will document adjudication of unfair labor practice charges, negotiability disputes, exceptions to...

  8. 76 FR 32355 - Privacy Act of 1974: New System Of Records

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-06-06

    ... Security number; date of birth; signature; image (photograph); fingerprints; hair color; eye color; height..., and: To a court or adjudicative body in a proceeding when: (a) The agency or any component thereof; (b... stored in electronic media or in paper files in a secured Federal facility and a lockable storage area...

  9. 75 FR 52394 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-08-25

    ... model identifiers, notification information, narratives, voluntary statements, images, witnesses, and... Department in a proceeding before a court, adjudicative body, or other administrative body before which the..., Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System: Storage: Records will be stored on electronic media and...

  10. 38 CFR 3.458 - Veteran's benefits not apportionable.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Apportionments § 3.458 Veteran's... spouse of such other person, except where such relationship was entered into in good faith with a... been legally adopted by another person, except the additional compensation payable for the child. (e...

  11. Effectiveness of the Brief Alcohol and Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Program with a Mandated Population

    Science.gov (United States)

    DiFulvio, Gloria T.; Linowski, Sally A.; Mazziotti, Janet S.; Puleo, Elaine

    2012-01-01

    Objective: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a large-scale intervention designed to reduce alcohol abuse among adjudicated college students. Participants: Participants were college students mandated to attend a Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program and a randomly selected comparison group of…

  12. Genocidal gender and sexual violence. The legacy of the ICTR, Rwanda's ordinary courts and gacaca courts

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Kaitesi, U.

    2013-01-01

    This study has set out to investigate the legacy of post-genocide judicial institutions mandated to adjudicate cases of genocide and related offences vis-à-vis genocidal gender and sexual violence. The study takes the complex genocidal experience of victims of gender and sexual violence as the

  13. 12 CFR 308.173 - Prevailing party.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Prevailing party. 308.173 Section 308.173 Banks....173 Prevailing party. (a) General rule. An eligible applicant who, following an adversary adjudication has gained victory on the merits in the proceeding is a “prevailing party”. An eligible applicant may...

  14. 12 CFR 747.603 - Prevailing party.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Prevailing party. 747.603 Section 747.603 Banks... in NCUA Board Adjudications § 747.603 Prevailing party. An eligible applicant may be a “prevailing party” if the applicant wins an action after a full hearing or trial on the merits, if a settlement of...

  15. Evaluating Models of Working Memory through the Effects of Concurrent Irrelevant Information

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chein, Jason M.; Fiez, Julie A.

    2010-01-01

    Working memory is believed to play a central role in almost all domains of higher cognition, yet the specific mechanisms involved in working memory are still fiercely debated. We describe a neuroimaging experiment with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and a companion behavioral experiment, and in both we seek to adjudicate between…

  16. Neuroeconomics: Constructing identity

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Davis, J.B.

    2010-01-01

    The paper asks whether neuroeconomics will make instrumental use of neuroscience to adjudicate existing disputes in economics or be more seriously transformed by neuroscience in ways that might transform economics. The paper pursues the question by asking how neuroscience constructs an understanding

  17. 16 CFR 3.45 - In camera orders.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false In camera orders. 3.45 Section 3.45... PRACTICE FOR ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS Hearings § 3.45 In camera orders. (a) Definition. Except as hereinafter provided, material made subject to an in camera order will be kept confidential and not placed on...

  18. 49 CFR 511.45 - In camera materials.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false In camera materials. 511.45 Section 511.45... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ADJUDICATIVE PROCEDURES Hearings § 511.45 In camera materials. (a) Definition. In camera materials are documents, testimony, or other data which by order of the Presiding...

  19. 10 CFR 600.31 - Research misconduct.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... unresolved conflict of interest. The individual(s) who conducts an adjudication must not be the same... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Research misconduct. 600.31 Section 600.31 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (CONTINUED) ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RULES General § 600.31 Research...

  20. The Court of Justice as an inter-state court

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Butler, Graham

    2017-01-01

    Articles 259 and 273 TFEU allow for the jurisdiction for the Court of Justice of the European Union to adjudicate on inter-state disputes between EU Member States, subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions set down in the treaties. Article 259 TFEU relates to inter-state enforcement of Unio...

  1. 77 FR 47929 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; System of Records Notice

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    2012-08-10

    ... provide representation for the employee; or (d) the United States is a party to, has an interest in, or is..., administrative tribunal, or other adjudicative body when: (a) The IRS or any component thereof; (b) any IRS... or DOJ has agreed to provide representation for the employee; or (d) the United States is a party to...

  2. 76 FR 17997 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    2011-03-31

    ... representation for the employee; or (d) the United States is a party to, has an interest in, or is likely to be..., administrative tribunal, or other adjudicative body when: (a) The IRS or any component thereof; (b) any IRS... or DOJ has agreed to provide representation for the employee; or (d) the United States is a party to...

  3. Growing Past Childhood Trauma

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    Brown, Waln K.

    2011-01-01

    Nearly half a century ago, a star-crossed adolescent found himself at an important crossroads. Just five months shy of his eighteenth birthday and newly released from an 18-month court commitment to the Pennsylvania George Junior Republic School for Boys (Brown, 1983), a congregate facility for court-adjudicated delinquents and foster youth, he…

  4. Report of the Ethics Committee, 2008

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    American Psychologist, 2009

    2009-01-01

    In accordance with the bylaws of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Ethics Committee reports regularly to the membership regarding the number and types of ethics complaints investigated and the major programs undertaken. In 2008, ethics adjudication, ethics education and consultation, convention programs, ethics publications,…

  5. Report of the Ethics Committee, 2009

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    American Psychologist, 2010

    2010-01-01

    In accordance with the bylaws of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Ethics Committee reports regularly to the membership regarding the number and types of ethics complaints investigated and the major programs undertaken. This article is a summary of the talks and workshops of 2009, ethics adjudication, ethics education and…

  6. 75 FR 74086 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Nonmonetary...

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    2010-11-30

    ... that are adjudicated when unemployment insurance (UI) claims are filed. The Form also collects data on... used by the Office of Unemployment Insurance to determine workload counts for allocation of... technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic...

  7. Land grants and the U.S. Forest Service

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    Carol Raish; Alice M. McSweeney

    2008-01-01

    The U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) has a long, shared history with the land grants of northern New Mexico. During the land grant adjudication process after U.S. conquest, much common land from both Spanish and Mexican land grants was declared public domain, eventually becoming part of the northern and central New Mexico National Forests. These forests were...

  8. Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam

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    Full Text Available ... at the FTC Apply to the FTC Testimonials News & Events Press Releases Commission Actions Media Resources Consumer ... Documents in Adjudicative Proceedings You are here Home » News & Events » Audio/Video » Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment ...

  9. 14 CFR 406.167 - Initial decision.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Aeronautics and Space COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... Transportation Adjudications § 406.167 Initial decision. (a) Contents. The administrative law judge must issue an... law judge must include findings of fact and conclusions of law, and the grounds supporting those...

  10. 14 CFR 406.147 - Notice of hearing.

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    2010-01-01

    ... consolidated with aviation hearing under 14 CFR part 13 subpart G. With the consent of the administrative law... Aeronautics and Space COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... Transportation Adjudications § 406.147 Notice of hearing. (a) Notice. The administrative law judge must give each...

  11. 14 CFR 406.109 - Administrative law judges-powers and limitations.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Administrative law judges-powers and limitations. 406.109 Section 406.109 Aeronautics and Space COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION, FEDERAL AVIATION... Rules of Practice in FAA Space Transportation Adjudications § 406.109 Administrative law judges—powers...

  12. Forced marriage as a crime against humanity

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    Czelusniak, Tanja Erika Andersen

    2016-01-01

    Forced marriage is one of the newest crimes against humanity adjudicated at international criminal tribunals. This thesis shall discuss the evolution of this new crime, asking: Has international jurisprudence come to a point of recognition of forced marriage as a separate crime against humanity and if so, is it viable?

  13. The Human Right to Equal Access to Health Care

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    M. San Giorgi (Maite)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractThe right to equal access to health care is a fundamental principle that is part of the human right to health care. For victims of a violation of the human right to equal access to health care it is important that a judicial or quasi-judicial human rights body can adjudicate their

  14. Acta Structilia: Editorial Policies

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    Acta Structilia Journal is a South African accredited national journal for independently adjudicated research articles on any topic in the field of the physical and development sciences on subjects in any ... Professor G Ofori (Head of Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore)

  15. 38 CFR 3.461 - Dependency and indemnity compensation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Dependency and indemnity... ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Apportionments § 3.461 Dependency...'s award of dependency and indemnity compensation will be apportioned where there is a child or...

  16. 38 CFR 3.251 - Income of parents; dependency and indemnity compensation.

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    2010-07-01

    ...; dependency and indemnity compensation. 3.251 Section 3.251 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Dependency, Income and Estate § 3.251 Income of parents; dependency and indemnity compensation. (a) Annual...

  17. 38 CFR 3.10 - Dependency and indemnity compensation rate for a surviving spouse.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Dependency and indemnity... OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.10 Dependency and indemnity compensation rate for a surviving spouse. (a) General...

  18. 38 CFR 3.5 - Dependency and indemnity compensation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Dependency and indemnity... ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.5 Dependency and indemnity compensation. (a) Dependency and indemnity compensation. This term means a monthly payment made by...

  19. 38 CFR 3.250 - Dependency of parents; compensation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Dependency of parents... ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Dependency, Income and Estate § 3.250 Dependency of parents; compensation. (a) Income—(1) Conclusive dependency. Dependency of a parent...

  20. 38 CFR 3.658 - Offsets; dependency and indemnity compensation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Offsets; dependency and... AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Adjustments and Resumptions § 3.658 Offsets; dependency and indemnity compensation. (a) When an award of dependency and...

  1. 38 CFR 3.270 - Applicability of various dependency, income and estate regulations.

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    2010-07-01

    ... dependency, income and estate regulations. 3.270 Section 3.270 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Dependency, Income and Estate § 3.270 Applicability of various dependency, income and estate regulations. (a...

  2. 38 CFR 3.702 - Dependency and indemnity compensation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Dependency and indemnity... ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Concurrent Benefits and Elections § 3.702 Dependency and indemnity compensation. (a) Right to elect. A person who is eligible for death...

  3. 38 CFR 3.25 - Parent's dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC)-Method of payment computation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Parent's dependency and... Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.25 Parent's dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC)—Method of payment...

  4. Patterns of Competence and Adjustment among Adolescents from Authoritative, Authoritarian, Indulgent, and Neglectful Homes: A Replication in a Sample of Serious Juvenile Offenders

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    Steinberg, Laurence; Blatt-Eisengart, Ilana; Cauffman, Elizabeth

    2006-01-01

    The correlates of authoritative, authoritarian, indulgent, and neglectful parenting were examined within a sample of 1,355 14- to 18-year-olds adjudicated of serious criminal offenses. The sample is composed primarily of poor, ethnic-minority youth living in impoverished urban neighborhoods. As has been found in community samples, juvenile…

  5. Comparison of zotarolimus-eluting and everolimus-eluting coronary stents

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    P.W.J.C. Serruys (Patrick); S. Silber (Sigmund); S.A. Garg (Scot); R.J.M. van Geuns (Robert Jan); G. Richard (Gert); P. Buszman (Pawel); H. Kelbaek (Henning); A.J. van Boven (Ad); S.H. Hofma (Sjoerd); A. Linke (Axel); V. Klauss (Volker); W. Wijns (William); C.M. Miguel (Carlos); P. Garot (Phillipe); C. DiMario (Carlo); G. Manoharan (Ganesh); R. Kornowski (Ran); T. Ischinger (Thomas); A. Bartorelli (Antonio); J. Ronden (Jacintha)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractBACKGROUND: New-generation coronary stents that release zotarolimus or everolimus have been shown to reduce the risk of restenosis. However, it is unclear whether there are differences in efficacy and safety between the two types of stents on the basis of prospectively adjudicated end

  6. Comparison of zotarolimus-eluting and everolimus-eluting coronary stents

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    Serruys, Patrick W; Silber, Sigmund; Garg, Scot

    2010-01-01

    New-generation coronary stents that release zotarolimus or everolimus have been shown to reduce the risk of restenosis. However, it is unclear whether there are differences in efficacy and safety between the two types of stents on the basis of prospectively adjudicated end points endorsed by the ...

  7. The Vicissitudes of The Hermeneutic Paradigm in The Study of Law: Tradition, Forms of Life and Metaphor

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    C. Smith (Carel)

    2011-01-01

    textabstractLegal hermeneutics carries the hallmark of a genuine scientific paradigm. It is the locus of professional commitment, that is, a generally accepted view about the nature of legal adjudication. But as any genuine paradigm, legal hermeneutics also eludes the production of its full

  8. Limitation of Socio-Economic Rights in the 2010 Kenyan Constitution

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    Limitation of Socio-Economic Rights in the 2010 Kenyan Constitution : A Proposal for the Adoption of a Proportionality Approach in the Judicial Adjudication of ... Two approaches have been used in international and comparative national law jurisprudence to limit SERs: the proportionality approach, using a general ...

  9. 49 CFR 1572.109 - Mental capacity.

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    2010-10-01

    ... lacking mental capacity, mental illness, and drug use. This does not include commitment to a mental health... health facility. (b) An applicant is adjudicated as lacking mental capacity if— (1) A court, board... intelligence, mental illness, incompetence, condition, or disease, is a danger to himself or herself or to...

  10. 75 FR 19627 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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    2010-04-15

    ... processing and adjudicating claims, benefits, and medical care. To officials of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG... retired from the Armed Forces information as to last known residential or home of record address may be...: Computer facilities and terminals are located in restricted areas accessible only to authorized persons...

  11. 20 CFR 405.380 - Dismissal of a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... an administrative law judge. 405.380 Section 405.380 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.380 Dismissal of a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge. An...

  12. 20 CFR 405.315 - Time and place for a hearing before an administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... administrative law judge. 405.315 Section 405.315 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.315 Time and place for a hearing before an administrative law judge. (a) General. The administrative...

  13. 20 CFR 405.381 - Notice of dismissal of a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... hearing before an administrative law judge. 405.381 Section 405.381 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.381 Notice of dismissal of a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge. We...

  14. 20 CFR 405.371 - Notice of the decision of an administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Notice of the decision of an administrative law judge. 405.371 Section 405.371 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.371...

  15. Constitutional Provisions And Administrative Disciplinary Powers ...

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    The Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal is empowered to deal with all cases of professional discipline under the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act. This process of administrative adjudication is examined against the background of constitutional provision that affects the exercise of the powers of the ...

  16. 20 CFR 405.383 - Effect of dismissal of a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... hearing before an administrative law judge. 405.383 Section 405.383 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.383 Effect of dismissal of a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge. The...

  17. 20 CFR 405.310 - How to request a hearing before an administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... administrative law judge. 405.310 Section 405.310 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.310 How to request a hearing before an administrative law judge. (a) Written request. You must request...

  18. 20 CFR 405.325 - Issues before an administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Issues before an administrative law judge. 405.325 Section 405.325 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.325 Issues...

  19. 20 CFR 405.370 - Decision by the administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Decision by the administrative law judge. 405.370 Section 405.370 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.370 Decision by the...

  20. 20 CFR 405.382 - Vacating a dismissal of a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... hearing before an administrative law judge. 405.382 Section 405.382 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.382 Vacating a dismissal of a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge. If...

  1. 20 CFR 405.305 - Availability of a hearing before an administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... administrative law judge. 405.305 Section 405.305 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.305 Availability of a hearing before an administrative law judge. You may request a hearing before an...

  2. 20 CFR 405.340 - Deciding a claim without a hearing before an administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... administrative law judge. 405.340 Section 405.340 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.340 Deciding a claim without a hearing before an administrative law judge. (a) Decision wholly...

  3. 20 CFR 405.350 - Presenting evidence at a hearing before an administrative law judge.

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    2010-04-01

    ... administrative law judge. 405.350 Section 405.350 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS FOR ADJUDICATING INITIAL DISABILITY CLAIMS Administrative Law Judge Hearing § 405.350 Presenting evidence at a hearing before an administrative law judge. (a) The right to appear and...

  4. 36 CFR 902.57 - Investigatory files compiled for law enforcement purposes.

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    2010-07-01

    ... enforcement proceedings; (2) Deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication; (3... and in the case of a record compiled by a criminal law enforcement authority in the courts of a criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence investigation...

  5. 78 FR 41086 - Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Children of Incarcerated Parents: Arrest Through Pre...

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    2013-07-09

    ... children ] of incarcerated parents. This project will examine the points of the criminal justice continuum... the pre-adjudication phase in the criminal justice system impacts this population. The project will... cover letter, on Standard Form 424 in section 11 with the title of your proposal, and in the right...

  6. Incidence, Frequency, and Clinical Characteristics of Type 3 Myocardial Infarction in Clinical Practice

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    Jangaard, Nikolaj; Sarkisian, Laura; Saaby, Lotte

    2017-01-01

    the Danish Register of Causes of Death, ambulance and hospital patient files. Adjudication of the diagnosis was done by two local experts and one external senior cardiologist. RESULTS: A total of 2766 of the 246.723 adult residents in the region had died. A type 3 myocardial infarction was diagnosed in 18...

  7. Anatomy of a Cancer Treatment Scam

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    Full Text Available ... Medicare Act Filings HSR Resources Contact Information First Time Filer? Merger Review Anticompetitive Practices Rules eCFR Rules ... Antitrust Violation File Documents in Adjudicative Proceedings You are here Home » News & Events » Audio/Video » Anatomy of ...

  8. 16 CFR 1021.5 - Categories of CPSC actions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 1021.5 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW General..., replace, or refund the purchase price of banned or hazardous products. Other administrative adjudications... legislation to amend, delete or add procedural provisions to existing CPSC statutory authority. (6) Decisions...

  9. 77 FR 41377 - Procurement List; Additions

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    2012-07-13

    ... Destruction Service, Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), (offsite: 9104 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD), One Skyline Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA. NPA: Athelas Institute, Inc., Columbia, MD. Contracting Activity: Social Security Administration, HDQTRS-Office...

  10. What is customary about customary care? How Dutch welfare policy defines what citizens have to consider 'normal' at home

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    Grootegoed, E.; van Barneveld, E.; Duyvendak, J.W.

    2015-01-01

    In most welfare states, home care for elderly and disabled persons relies on a combination of private and public responsibilities, with gatekeepers adjudicating access to publicly funded care. Unlike other governments, the Dutch government has codified an explicit ‘customary care principle’ that

  11. 20 CFR 626.5 - Definitions.

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    2010-04-01

    ... discretely in the income eligibility determination process, such as runaways, emancipated youth, and court adjudicated youth separated from the family. The phrase “living in a single residence” with other family... unemployment compensation, child support and public assistance (including Aid to Families with Dependent...

  12. e Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Conflict

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    Siphamandla Zondi and Emmanuel Réjouis the ruling of the Eritrea–Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) as agreed at. Algiers, and Eritrea laments the disregard of agreements, especially by the inter- national community that witnessed them. The Boundary Commission, charged with adjudicating a ruling on the border ...

  13. 32 CFR 147.15 - Guideline M-Misuse of Information technology systems.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Guideline M-Misuse of Information technology... CLASSIFIED INFORMATION Adjudication § 147.15 Guideline M—Misuse of Information technology systems. (a) The... ability to properly protect classified systems, networks, and information. Information Technology Systems...

  14. 32 CFR 147.1 - Introduction.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Introduction. 147.1 Section 147.1 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN... Introduction. The following adjudicative guidelines are established for all United States Government civilian...

  15. 38 CFR 3.360 - Service-connected health-care eligibility of certain persons administratively discharged under...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Service-connected health-care eligibility of certain persons administratively discharged under other than honorable condition. 3.360 Section 3.360 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ADJUDICATION Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and...

  16. Allocation and Evaluation: The Approach at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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    Hanson, Robert

    1994-01-01

    Funding practices of Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the principal source of funds for university-based research and scholarship in those disciplines, are examined. In the current competitive environment, the council uses varied evaluation activities, from peer-based grant adjudication for operational purposes to program…

  17. Pre-operative bladder irrigation with 1% Povidone iodine in ...

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    Purpose: The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of using preoperative bladder irrigation with 1% povidone iodine in reducing post transvesical prostatectomy surgical site infections. Study design: This was a prospective randomized cohort study with blinding of patients and outcome adjudicator regarding group ...

  18. Summary of Unwed Father's Survey.

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    Manville, David L.

    This study examined characteristics of never married fathers adjudicated in the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan as legal and biological fathers. Participating were 39 fathers with Parenting Time Orders (PTO) and 25 with Reserved Parenting Time Orders (RPTO) (the father lacks legal parental access to his child). Sixty percent of the fathers were…

  19. 5 CFR 2610.101 - Definitions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURES IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT General Provisions § 2610.101 Definitions. (a) Act means the Equal Access to Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. 504, as amended. (b) Adjudicative officer means the official, without regard to...

  20. 5 CFR 2610.104 - Proceedings covered.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 2610.104 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURES IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT General Provisions § 2610.104 Proceedings covered. (a) This part applies to adversary administrative adjudications conducted by the Office of Government Ethics...

  1. 5 CFR 2610.103 - When the Act applies.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 2610.103 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURES IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT General Provisions § 2610.103 When the Act applies. The Act applies to any adversary adjudication pending or commenced before the Office of Government Ethics on or...

  2. An optimized outlier detection algorithm for jury-based grading of engineering design projects

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    Thompson, Mary Kathryn; Espensen, Christina; Clemmensen, Line Katrine Harder

    2016-01-01

    This work characterizes and optimizes an outlier detection algorithm to identify potentially invalid scores produced by jury members while grading engineering design projects. The paper describes the original algorithm and the associated adjudication process in detail. The impact of the various...

  3. Use of the MMPI-A to assess personality of juvenile male delinquents who are sex offenders and nonsex offenders.

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    Losada-Paisey, G

    1998-08-01

    The present study investigated the relationship between offender type and personality in 21 juvenile males adjudicated for crimes of a sexual nature and 30 juvenile males adjudicated for nonsexual offenses including Possession of Narcotics, Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Assault, and other crimes involving property. Subjects who were aged 13 to 17 years (mean age 15) and committed to the State of Connecticut, Long Lane School, were administered the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A). Scores on Psychopathic Deviate and Schizophrenia scales contributed most to the juveniles being classified as sex offenders, whereas scores on Hysteria and Psychasthenia contributed primarily to subjects being classified as nonsex offenders. A single discriminant function attained statistical significance, thereby correctly classifying 77% of the nonsex offenders and 71% of the sex offenders. Results indicate that sex offenders may be distinguished from nonsex offenders according to clinical scales of the MMPI-A.

  4. Civil Engineering Dispute Resolution

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    Osborne, J

    2001-01-01

    Construction work on the civil engineering contract started at Point 5 in August 1998. The new surface buildings and underground structures are necessary to accommodate the CMS detector for the LHC Project. The principal underground works consist of two new shafts, two parallel caverns separated by a supporting pillar, and a number of small connection tunnels and service galleries. A dispute resolution procedure has been included in the contract, whereby a Panel of Adjudicators may be called upon to make a decision in the case of a difference or dispute between the parties. The aim of this paper is to present CERN's first experience of civil engineering Adjudication arising from problems encountered with the ground freezing technique employed to allow construction of two new shafts.

  5. To Fight Against the Defensive Jurisprudence with the New Civil Procedure Code: Yes, We Can! Or Can We?

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    Rafael Ambrósio Gava

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available In order to reduce their workloads, Brazilian Courts have been landing many precedents that lead to unwarranted restrictions to the right to appeal, thereby belittling the fundamental constitutional right to access to justice. Despite the existence of studies on this "defensive jurisprudence", there are still few who analyze it in the light of the new Civil Procedure Code (Law 13.105/2015, which is about to enter into force. This article aims to evaluate the suitability of the new CPC to remedy this adjudicative problem or at least minimize it. We demonstrated, based on literature and through a deductive argumentative reasoning, that the new procedural law contains a number of specific and general legal clauses which may be used as instruments able to curb the adjudicate "defensiveness. Nonetheless, the achievement of this goal will depend largely on how this legal clauses are to be interpreted and applied.

  6. Iris classification based on sparse representations using on-line dictionary learning for large-scale de-duplication applications.

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    Nalla, Pattabhi Ramaiah; Chalavadi, Krishna Mohan

    2015-01-01

    De-duplication of biometrics is not scalable when the number of people to be enrolled into the biometric system runs into billions, while creating a unique identity for every person. In this paper, we propose an iris classification based on sparse representation of log-gabor wavelet features using on-line dictionary learning (ODL) for large-scale de-duplication applications. Three different iris classes based on iris fiber structures, namely, stream, flower, jewel and shaker, are used for faster retrieval of identities. Also, an iris adjudication process is illustrated by comparing the matched iris-pair images side-by-side to make the decision on the identification score using color coding. Iris classification and adjudication are included in iris de-duplication architecture to speed-up the identification process and to reduce the identification errors. The efficacy of the proposed classification approach is demonstrated on the standard iris database, UPOL.

  7. The Effect of Type-1 Error on Deterrence

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    Lando, Henrik; Mungan, Murat C.

    A traditional view of law and economics holds that an increase in the probability with which a court will convict an innocent defendant (type-1 error) lowers deterrence as much as an increase in the probability with which the court will acquit a guilty defendant (type-2 error). We demonstrate...... when he acts lawfully; there can e.g. then be no adjudication and hence no type-1 error when the sanction is harm-based and when the lawful act precludes harm. For mistake of identity, the potential offender may be falsely convicted of a crime committed by someone else whether or not he himself acts...... lawfully, and hence such type-1 error does not exert any direct effect on deterrence. Moreover, any indirect effect on deterrence is likely to be small because when the potential offender abides by the law, his risk of being subject to adjudication is generally shared with many other innocent people....

  8. Temporary labour contracts

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    The five contracts for Temporary Labour assignments on the CERN site (L020/PE, L021/PE, L022/PE, L023/PE and L024/PE) approved by the Finance Committee in March 1996 (CERN/FC/3857) will reach the end of their initial three-year contractual period at the end of December 1999. Following the satisfactory execution of these contracts during this period, CERN requests approval to extend them from January 2000 for the first of the two years foreseen in the original adjudication. The Finance Committee is invited: - to take note that the three-year expenditure for Temporary Labour contracts from 1997 to 1999 will not exceed 19 100 000 Swiss francs, compared to the 18 900 000 Swiss francs estimated at the time of the adjudication in March 1996; - to approve an extension of the present Temporary Labour contracts for the year 2000 for a total amount not exceeding 6 000 000 Swiss francs.

  9. Electronic substitutions for Form SSA-538. Final rule with request for comments.

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    2011-07-15

    We are revising our regulations to reflect our use of electronic case processing at the initial and reconsideration levels of our administrative review process. Our prior rule required adjudicators at these levels to complete a Form SSA-538, Childhood Disability Evaluation Form, in all cases of children alleging disability or continuing disability under title XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). However, we developed and now use a Web-based tool that assists our adjudicators in making disability determinations in several States, and we plan to expand its use to other States. We are revising our regulation to reflect the new tool. We are not changing the requirement that State agency medical and psychological consultants must affirm the accuracy and completeness of their findings of fact and discussion of the supporting evidence, only the manner in which they may provide the required findings and affirmation. We expect that this revision will improve our efficiency by increasing our use of electronic resources.

  10. Legal time limits vs. discretional limits of administrative judicial review in Albania

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    Gerti Shella

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Administrative courts in Albania were established in 2012, as a separate branch of the court system, following enactment of the Law No. 49/2012 “On the Organization and Functioning of the Administrative Courts and Adjudication of Administrative Disputes”. One of the main features of the administrative adjudication is the swiftness at which it should be carried out. The law provides carefully for many time limits and procedural deadlines, to achieve such intended effect. This article focuses specifically on the time limits of concluding (1 the judicial review in administrative courts and 2 on due delivery of the final decision in court secretariat. These two distinct procedural phases constitute 98% of the length of a court case in time terms. The main thesis of this paper is that time limits which are explicitly written and required by the law produce better results in terms of compliance of judges with law and higher efficiency compared to discretional time limits.

  11. Effectiveness of the Brief Alcohol and Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program with a mandated population.

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    DiFulvio, Gloria T; Linowski, Sally A; Mazziotti, Janet S; Puleo, Elaine

    2012-01-01

    This study evaluated the effectiveness of a large-scale intervention designed to reduce alcohol abuse among adjudicated college students. Participants were college students mandated to attend a Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program and a randomly selected comparison group of high-risk drinkers. Data were collected from January 2006 through December 2008. A total of 1,390 (67%) students in the intervention group and 508 (61%) students in the comparison group completed baseline and 6-month follow-up surveys. Male students in the intervention group significantly decreased their drinking at follow-up, whereas those in the comparison group increased their drinking. Women in both the intervention and comparison groups decreased their drinking at 6 months. When implemented with fidelity, BASICS is a generally effective intervention, especially for male adjudicated college students. The intervention was most effective for moderate- and high-risk drinkers.

  12. Are parental attitudes related to adolescent juvenile offenders' readiness to change?

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    Snyder, Benjamin D H; Glaser, Brian A; Calhoun, Georgia B

    2015-05-01

    Contemporary research suggests that many factors contribute to adolescent problematic and delinquent behaviors; however, there is little discussion in the literature related to factors that contribute to an adolescent's willingness to change these maladaptive behaviors. The current study examines the role parental attitudes play in the adolescent juvenile offender's readiness to change. Ninety-five adjudicated adolescents and their parent or legal guardian completed the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA) and the Juvenile Offender Parent Questionnaire (JOPQ), respectively. Participants fell into one of two URICA groups: Precontemplative or Contemplative. Parental attitudes (JOPQ) of Exasperation in Regard to the Child and Fear of the Child significantly predicted membership in two of the URICA stages of change groups (Precontemplative and Contemplative) when gender was included in the model. This study has important implications for practitioners developing effective treatments for adjudicated adolescents. © The Author(s) 2013.

  13. ADPF 347 AND THE “UNCONSTITUTIONAL STATE OF AFFAIRS” OF BRAZIL’S PRISON SYSTEM -- ADPF 347 E O “ESTADO DE COISAS INCONSTITUCIONAL” DO SISTEMA PRISIONAL BRASILEIRO

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    Thiago Luís Santos Sombra

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    Full Text Available This essay aims at analyzing the main aspects related to a prison system’s lawsuit judged by the Brazilian Supreme Court in which the “Unconstitutional State of Affairs” adjudication technique was firstly examined. Challenging the base arguments that were presented in the ADPF 347, Justice Rapporteur Marco Aurélio, the article’s purpose is points out that there was not an institutional failure of both Legislative and Executive branches of government in order to justify a structural intervention for overcoming alleged barriers. A parallel with Colombian Supreme Court adjudication practices will be drawn in accordance with the legal transplants theory to understand how Brazil would achieve its reach just importing a structural injunction model that even in Colombia did not work in prisons. Keywords: Unconstitutional State of Affairs. Structural Injunction. ADPF 347. Brazil’s Supreme Court. Colombia’s Supreme Court. Legal Transplants.

  14. Determination of the underlying cause of death in three multicenter international HIV clinical trials

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    Lifson, Alan R; Lundgren, Jens; Belloso, Waldo H

    2008-01-01

    PURPOSE: Describe processes and challenges for an Endpoint Review Committee (ERC) in determining and adjudicating underlying causes of death in HIV clinical trials. METHOD: Three randomized HIV trials (two evaluating interleukin-2 and one treatment interruption) enrolled 11,593 persons from 36...... countries during 1999-2008. Three ERC members independently reviewed each death report and supporting source documentation to assign underlying cause of death; differences of opinion were adjudicated. RESULTS: Of 453 deaths reported through January 14, 2008, underlying causes were as follows: 10% AIDS......-defining diseases, 21% non-AIDS malignancies, 9% cardiac diseases, 9% liver disease, 8% non-AIDS-defining infections, 5% suicides, 5% other traumatic events/accidents, 4% drug overdoses/acute intoxications, 11% other causes, and 18% unknown. Major reasons for unknown classification were inadequate clinical...

  15. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and risk of acute pancreatitis in patients with type 2 diabetes

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    Storgaard, Heidi; Cold, Frederik; Gluud, Lise L

    2017-01-01

    Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RAs) labels warn about acute pancreatitis (AP) and impose upon doctors the obligation to inform patients about symptoms of AP. Here we systematically reviewed the risk of AP in randomized placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the effect of GLP......-1RAs in type 2 diabetes. We performed a systematic review with meta-analysis of long-term (minimum 24 months), placebo-controlled GLP-1RA RCTs in which AP was a predefined adverse event and adjudicated by blinded and independent adjudicating committees. Three high-quality RCTs included a total...... of 9347 GLP-1RA-treated and 9353 placebo-treated patients with type 2 diabetes. Compared to placebo, treatment with GLP1-RA was not associated with increased risk of AP (Peto odds ratio 0.745 [95% CI, 0.47-1.17]). Trial Sequential Analysis suggested that additional evidence is needed. In conclusion...

  16. Evaluation of an ICD-10 algorithm to detect osteonecrosis of the jaw among cancer patients in the Danish National Registry of Patients

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    Ehrenstein, Vera; Gammelager, Henrik; Schiødt, Morten

    2015-01-01

    PURPOSE: This study aimed to validate a predefined algorithm for osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) among cancer patients in the Danish National Registry of Patients and to assess the nature of clinical information recorded in medical charts of ONJ patients. METHODS: We identified potential ONJ cases......%-81%]). CONCLUSIONS: The predefined algorithm is not adequate for monitoring ONJ in pharmacovigilance studies. Additional case-finding approaches, coupled with adjudication, are necessary to estimate ONJ incidence accurately....

  17. Reporting detection of Chlamydia trachomatisDNA in tissues of neonatal death cases

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    Trejo,Maria Hernandez; Gonzalez,Norma E. Herrera; Guerra,Marcos R. Escobedo; Cruz,M. de Jesus de Haro; Moreno-Verduzco,Elsa R.; Lopez-Hurtado,Marcela; Guerra-Infante,Fernando M.

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    OBJECTIVE:to determine whether C. trachomatis was present in neonates with infection, but without an isolated pathogen, who died during the first week of life.METHODS:early neonatal death cases whose causes of death had been previously adjudicated by the institutional mortality committee were randomly selected. End-point and real-time polymerase chain reaction of the C. trachomatis omp1 gene was used to blindly identify the presence of chlamydial DNA in the paraffinized samples of five organs...

  18. Ultra Petita Dalam Pengujian Undang-Undang Oleh Mahkamah Konstitusi

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    Abadi, Suwarno

    2015-01-01

    Ultra petita decision practiced under the MK's jurisdiction to review the constitutionality of legislation needs to be assessed carefully. This practice should not be condemned as illegitimate because there is no explicit constitutional rule that guarantee it. The author therefore argues that this practice can be justified under two reasons. First, judicial activism. Second, the very nature of constitutional adjudication in order to defend the supremacy of the constitution over legislation. A...

  19. Řízení o přestupcích v prvním stupni

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    Nováková, Hana

    2016-01-01

    The subject matter of this thesis is the first instance hearing of administrative delicts, where the main focus is on the legal status of the accused. Since the adjudgement on guilt of the accused is the fundamental objective of the administrative infraction proceedings, it is not conceivable that such proceedings would be conducted in his/her absence. The accused is the essential subject whose rights and obligations are mandatorily adjudicated. Part 3 of the Act No. 200/1990 Coll., on Transg...

  20. “Viewers should not try this at home.” Die Verfassungsgerichte Bosnien-Herzegowinas und Kosovos in deren Rolle als Schlichtungsinstanzen in ethnopolitischen Konflikten

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    Stefan Graziadei

    2014-01-01

    The article analyzes the role of constitutional courts in Bosnia and Kosovo, both characterized by their partly internationalized membership, in the adjudication of cases that are highly controversial between the different ethno-political factions. The main focus is on the Constitutional Court of Bosnia, which presents one of the richest and most interesting examples of “lawfare” in divided societies. The concept of lawfare has been adapted to refer to the continuation of political battles by...

  1. The US Financial Crisis

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    Campbell, John L.

    2011-01-01

    for each other's shortcomings rather than reinforce each other's incentives. This paper uses evidence from the US financial crisis of 2008 to adjudicate this debate. It argues that different types of institutional complementarities are necessary in combination to ensure market stability and successful......Many comparative political economists hold that market performance depends on the presence of institutional complementarities. Some argue that when institutions reinforce similar incentives markets work best. Others disagree and argue that for markets to function well institutions must compensate...

  2. Justice and medical ethics.

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    Gillon, R

    1985-07-20

    Justice, in the sense of fair adjudication between conflicting claims, is held to be relevant to a wide range of issues in medical ethics. Several differing concepts of justice are briefly described, including Aristotle's formal principle of justice, libertarian theories, utilitarian theories, Marxist theories, the theory of John Rawls, and the view--held, for example, by W.D. Ross--that justice is essentially a matter of reward for individual merit.

  3. Security of payment regime in construction industry: are Malaysian sub-contractors ready?

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    Supardi, Azizan; Adnan, Hamimah; Mohammad, Mohammad Fadhil

    2011-01-01

    In Malaysia, the particularly small sized sub-contractors are definitely benefited from payment provisions in the proposed Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPA Act), but need to enhance their knowledge in order to improve their awareness of the benefits of the Act. Accordingly, this on-going research attempts to introduce proper guidelines to the sub-contractors, in giving the knowledge, to claim for payment. Firstly, the research explored the problems and legal issues rel...

  4. Bisphosphonate adverse effects, lessons from large databases

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    Abrahamsen, Bo

    2010-01-01

    is on bisphosphonates used for osteoporosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Register studies have so far not confirmed a shift from classical to nonclassical femur fractures with bisphosphonates. However, studies were either small or without X-ray adjudication. Two new studies found no increase in jaw surgery for inflammatory...... health databases. However, database studies have limited specificity and sensitivity for atypical fractures and ONJ. Clinical case control studies are recommended....

  5. DOCUMENTOS INÉDITOS PARA LA HISTORIA DE MAGALLANES CATASTRO DE ISLA NAVARINO (1927)

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    Samuel García Oteiza

    2015-01-01

    ..." hizo eco en la isla Navarino. Este proyecto adjudicó a Armando Hinojosa, un periodista de Santiago, la totalidad de la isla obviando a sus actuales ocupantes (Bonacic, 1941; García, 2015; Martinic, 1974). Cuando la situación adquirió connotación pública, las autoridades competentes y responsables de tomar las decisiones buscaron tener fuentes di...

  6. Disagreements between central clinical events committee and site investigator assessments of myocardial infarction endpoints in an international clinical trial: review of the PURSUIT study

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    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Limited information has been published regarding how specific processes for event adjudication can affect event rates in trials. We reviewed nonfatal myocardial infarctions (MIs reported by site investigators in the international Platelet Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa in Unstable Angina: Receptor Suppression Using Integrilin (Eptifibatide Therapy (PURSUIT trial and those adjudicated by a central clinical events committee (CEC to determine the reasons for differences in event rates. Methods The PURSUIT trial randomised 10,948 patients with acute coronary syndromes to receive eptifibatide or placebo. The primary end-point was death or post-enrolment MI at 30 days as assessed by the CEC; this end-point was also constructed using site-reported events. The CEC identified suspected MIs by systematic review of clinical, cardiac enzyme, and electrocardiographic data. Results The CEC identified 5005 (46% suspected events, of which 1415 (28% were adjudicated as MI. The site investigator and CEC assessments of whether a MI had occurred disagreed in 983 (20% of the 5005 patients with suspected MI, mostly reflecting site misclassification of post-enrolment MIs (as enrolment MIs or underreported periprocedural MIs. Patients for whom the CEC and site investigator agreed that no end-point MI had occurred had the lowest mortality at 30 days and between 30 days and 6 months, and those with agreement that a MI had occurred had the highest mortality. Conclusion CEC adjudication provides a standard, systematic, independent, and unbiased assessment of end-points, particularly for trials that span geographic regions and clinical practice settings. Understanding the review process and reasons for disagreement between CEC and site investigator assessments of MI is important to design future trials and interpret event rates between trials.

  7. Styrelseledamots skyldigheter gentemot aktieägarna vid M&A-transaktioner i Delaware

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    Lundqvist, Rickard

    2017-01-01

    The Court of Chancery in Delaware is, in regard to adjudicating corporate governance issues, the most preeminent court in the United States. The Court is one of equity, and has century-long tradition of dealing with litigation arising out of disputes concerning the internal affairs of corporations. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that sixty-four percent of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware. What might be surprising is the frequency of shareholder litigation involving...

  8. Maltreatment, Family Environment, and Social Risk Factors: Determinants of the Child Welfare to Juvenile Justice Transition among Maltreated Children and Adolescents

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    Vidal, Sarah; Prince, Dana; Connell, Christian M.; Caron, Colleen M.; Kaufman, Joy S.; Tebes, Jacob K.

    2016-01-01

    This study prospectively examines the transition from the child welfare system into the juvenile justice system among 10,850 maltreated children and adolescents and explores how patterns of risks, including severity and chronicity of maltreatment, adverse family environment, and social risk factors, affect service systems transition. Almost three percent of maltreated children and adolescents had their first juvenile justice adjudication within an average of approximately six years of their i...

  9. Svensk domstols behörighet vid gränsöverskridande varumärkestvister - särskilt om Internetrelaterade intrång

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    Maunsbach, Ulf

    2005-01-01

    The general aim of this doctoral thesis is to analyse under what circumstances a Swedish court might adjudicate a cross-border trademark infringement case. Due to the recent technological developments (e.g. Internet) an underlying aim is to specifically identify so called Internet-related problems when it comes to ascertaining jurisdiction in cross-border cases. The study adopts a Swedish court perspective. The question raised, put simply, is whether the holder of a trademark could enf...

  10. A novel dataset on legal traditions, their determinants, and their economic role in 155 transplants

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    Guerriero, Carmine

    2016-01-01

    The law and the economy are deeply influenced by the legal tradition or origin, which is the bundle of institutions shaping lawmaking and dispute adjudication. The two principal legal traditions, common law and civil law, have been transplanted through colonization and occupation to the vast majority of the jurisdictions in the world by a group of European countries. Here, I illustrate a novel dataset recording the lawmaking institution employed by 155 of these jurisdictions at independence a...

  11. Patterns of Competence and Adjustment Among Adolescents from Authoritative, Authoritarian, Indulgent, and Neglectful Homes: A Replication in a Sample of Serious Juvenile Offenders

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    Steinberg, Laurence; Blatt-Eisengart, Ilana; Cauffman, Elizabeth

    2006-01-01

    The correlates of authoritative, authoritarian, indulgent, and neglectful parenting were examined within a sample of 1,355 14- to 18-year-olds adjudicated of serious criminal offenses. The sample is composed primarily of poor, ethnic-minority youth living in impoverished urban neighborhoods. As has been found in community samples, juvenile offenders who describe their parents as authoritative are more psychosocially mature, more academically competent, less prone to internalized distress, and...

  12. Urban Combat Advanced Training Technology (Technologie Avancee d’Entrainement au Combat Urbain)

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    2010-04-01

    functional architecture defined in this report as the basis for developing and procuring TES equipment for training for urban operations or instrumented...capability. The resulting change of status is then reported. • Centralised solution – If the “Determine effect” capability does not reside locally in a DO...of shooting to engagement report can be achieved using two methods: • Local engagement adjudication; and • Remote/ centralised engagement

  13. The Eleventh Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation. Supporting Research Papers

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    2012-06-01

    duties. Adjudicating the dispute, Assistant Secretary of Defense Marx Leva posited that “compensation received by the soldiers, sailors, 21. Ibid. 22...analytically. We do this using a variant of Monte Carlo integration using samples of a standard bivariate normal distribution generated by a Halton...distribution of our sample points. We perform the pseudo–Monte Carlo integration by computing the likelihood at each one of these points and taking the

  14. Accounting for Technical, Ethical, and Political Factors in Priority Setting

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    Kieslich, Katharina; Bump, Jesse; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Tantivess, Sripen; Littlejohns, Peter

    2016-01-01

    Abstract—This article investigates two cases of priority setting to explore how, in addition to technical considerations, ethical and political factors shape the allocation of health resources. First, we discuss how Thai authorities adjudicated a coverage decision for HLA-B*1502 screening, which meets the national cost-effectiveness threshold for only some of the conditions it can detect. Second, we consider England's Cancer Drugs Fund to investigate the interplay of technical decision making...

  15. Effects of monoclonal antibodies against PCSK9 on clinical cardiovascular events : A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

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    Zhu, Y; Shen, X; Jiang, Q; Wang, Z; Wang, Z; Dong, X; Li, J; Han, Q; Zhao, J; Wang, B; Liu, L

    2017-11-07

    The present meta-analysis was designed to improve statistical power and review the effects of monoclonal antibodies against PCSK9 on clinical cardiovascular events. PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library were searched from inception to May 2017. Studies considered to be eligible were randomized controlled trials about the effects of monoclonal antibodies against PCSK9 on clinical cardiovascular events. The primary endpoint was positively adjudicated cardiovascular events; the secondary endpoint comprised cardiac mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), coronary revascularization, stroke, and hospitalization for unstable angina. We included 20 randomized controlled trials involving 67,934 patients. Monoclonal antibodies against PCSK9 were associated with a significant reduction in positively adjudicated cardiovascular events (relative risk [RR] = 0.87; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.81-0.93; z = 4.03; p = 0.000), MI (RR = 0.78; 95% CI = 0.71-0.86; z = 4.96; p = 0.000), coronary revascularization (RR = 0.81, 95% CI = 0.75-0.88; z = 4.93; p = 0.000), and stroke (RR = 0.76, 95% CI = 0.65-0.89; z = 3.47; p = 0.001). Monoclonal antibodies against PCSK9 did not reduce hospitalization rates due to unstable angina. The results of subgroup analysis showed that evolocumab was associated with a lower risk of positively adjudicated cardiovascular events, MI, coronary revascularization, and stroke without reducing cardiac mortality. Alirocumab reduced the incidence of cardiac mortality but not of other cardiovascular events, while bococizumab was associated with a reduced risk of stroke. Monoclonal antibodies against PCSK9 were associated with a lower risk of positively adjudicated cardiovascular events, MI, coronary revascularization, and stroke.

  16. Guantanamo Bay Detainees: Facilities and Factors for Consideration If Detainees Were Brought to the United States

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    2012-11-01

    suitable for holding Guantánamo Bay detainees, nor did we address legal factors that are still being adjudicated such as detainee habeas corpus ...writ of habeas corpus allows a detained person to challenge the legality of his or her detention. In Boumediene v. Bush, 553 U.S. 723 (2008), the...Supreme Court found that the detainees at Guantánamo Bay have the habeas corpus privilege, and a number of habeas cases are ongoing in the federal courts

  17. Sleep and school problems among children and adolescents in state custody.

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    Epstein, Richard A; Bobo, William V; Cull, Michael J; Gatlin, Deborah

    2011-04-01

    Population-level research into the association between sleep problems and school problems among high-risk youth is limited. This study uses cross-sectional administrative and standardized assessment information for youth entering Tennessee state custody in fiscal year 2009 (n = 4280) to examine whether sleep problems are independently associated with school problems. Sleep problems were identified in 9.8% of the sample. There was no association between sleep and school problems for youth adjudicated delinquent. Among youth adjudicated dependent-neglect/unruly, multivariate logistic regression analysis indicates that youth at risk for sleep problems are 1.78 (95% confidence interval = 1.24-2.55) and youth with actionable sleep problems are 3.30 (95% confidence interval = 1.78-6.14) times more likely than youth without sleep problems to have school problems. Results suggest that the school performance of youth entering state custody adjudicated dependent-neglect/unruly may benefit from systematic screening and intervention for sleep problems.

  18. The Coding Causes of Death in HIV (CoDe) Project: initial results and evaluation of methodology.

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    Kowalska, Justyna D; Friis-Møller, Nina; Kirk, Ole; Bannister, Wendy; Mocroft, Amanda; Sabin, Caroline; Reiss, Peter; Gill, John; Lewden, Charlotte; Phillips, Andrew; D'Arminio Monforte, Antonella; Law, Matthew; Sterne, Jonathan; De Wit, Stephane; Lundgren, Jens D

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    The Coding Causes of Death in HIV (CoDe) Project aims to deliver a standardized method for coding the underlying cause of death in HIV-positive persons, suitable for clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. The project incorporates detailed data collection, a classification system, and a centralized adjudication process performed by 2 independent reviewers. The methodology was tested in the Data Collection on Adverse events of Anti-HIV Drugs Study , and independent reviews of causes of death were compared. Logistic regression models identified factors associated with initial agreement by reviewers on underlying cause of death. A total of 491 reported fatal cases were adjudicated; in only 5% of cases the cause of death remained undetermined after adjudication. Reviewers initially agreed on the underlying cause for 339 (69%) deaths. As compared with deaths due to AIDS-related causes, the odds of agreement were more than 80% lower when deaths were ultimately deemed to be due to non-AIDS-related causes (odds ratio = 0.17 [95% confidence interval = 0.08-0.37]) or undetermined causes (0.11 [0.04-0.36]). The odds of initial agreement were also lower for deaths occurring in subjects with hypertension (0.43 [0.22-0.85]) and depression (0.43 [0.23-0.80]). The extent and format of data collected in the CoDe Project appear to be sufficient for an informed review, and the proposed coding scheme is adequate for obtaining an underlying cause of death.

  19. Reproducibility of Scleral Spur Identification and Angle Measurements Using Fourier Domain Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. To evaluate intraobserver and interobserver agreement in locating the scleral spur landmark (SSL and anterior chamber angle measurements obtained using Fourier Domain Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (ASOCT images. Methods. Two independent, masked observers (SR and AZC identified SSLs on ASOCT images from 31 eyes with open and nonopen angles. A third independent reader, NPB, adjudicated SSL placement if identifications differed by more than 80 μm. Nine months later, SR reidentified SSLs. Intraobserver and interobserver agreement in SSL placement, trabecular-iris space area (TISA750, and angle opening distance (AOD750 were calculated. Results. In 84% of quadrants, SR’s SSL placements during 2 sessions were within 80 μm in both the X- and Y-axes, and in 77% of quadrants, SR and AZC were within 80 μm in both axes. In adjudicated images, 90% of all quadrants were within 80 μm, 88% in nonopen-angle eyes, and 92% in open-angle eyes. The intraobserver and interobserver correlation coefficients (with and without adjudication were above 0.9 for TISA750 and AOD750 for all quadrants. Conclusions. Reproducible identification of the SSL from images obtained with FD-ASOCT is possible. The ability to identify the SSL allows reproducible measurement of the anterior chamber angle using TISA750 and AOD750.

  20. Interobserver agreement in dysplasia grading: toward an enhanced gold standard for clinical pathology trials.

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    Speight, Paul M; Abram, Timothy J; Floriano, Pierre N; James, Robert; Vick, Julie; Thornhill, Martin H; Murdoch, Craig; Freeman, Christine; Hegarty, Anne M; D'Apice, Katy; Kerr, A Ross; Phelan, Joan; Corby, Patricia; Khouly, Ismael; Vigneswaran, Nadarajah; Bouquot, Jerry; Demian, Nagi M; Weinstock, Y Etan; Redding, Spencer W; Rowan, Stephanie; Yeh, Chih-Ko; McGuff, H Stan; Miller, Frank R; McDevitt, John T

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    Interobserver agreement in the context of oral epithelial dysplasia (OED) grading has been notoriously unreliable and can impose barriers for developing new molecular markers and diagnostic technologies. This paper aimed to report the details of a 3-stage histopathology review and adjudication process with the goal of achieving a consensus histopathologic diagnosis of each biopsy. Two adjacent serial histologic sections of oral lesions from 846 patients were independently scored by 2 different pathologists from a pool of 4. In instances where the original 2 pathologists disagreed, a third, independent adjudicating pathologist conducted a review of both sections. If a majority agreement was not achieved, the third stage involved a face-to-face consensus review. Individual pathologist pair κ values ranged from 0.251 to 0.706 (fair-good) before the 3-stage review process. During the initial review phase, the 2 pathologists agreed on a diagnosis for 69.9% of the cases. After the adjudication review by a third pathologist, an additional 22.8% of cases were given a consensus diagnosis (agreement of 2 out of 3 pathologists). After the face-to-face review, the remaining 7.3% of cases had a consensus diagnosis. The use of the defined protocol resulted in a substantial increase (30%) in diagnostic agreement and has the potential to improve the level of agreement for establishing gold standards for studies based on histopathologic diagnosis. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.