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Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wav...
by Ben Westhoff

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English

Pages

356

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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A deeply human story, <i>Fentanyl, Inc.</i> is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. 鈥淎 whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape,鈥?writes Ben Westhoff. 鈥淭hese are known as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and they include replacements for known drugs like heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much more potent than traditional drugs鈥濃€攁nd all-too-often tragically lethal.<p>Drugs like fentanyl, K2, and Spice鈥攁nd those with arcane acronyms like 25i-NBOMe鈥?were all originally conceived in legitimate laboratories for proper scientific and medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked and manufactured by rogue chemists, largely in China, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, making the drugs鈥?effects impossible to predict. Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world. He tracks down the little-known scientists who invented these drugs and inadvertently killed thousands, as well as a mysterious drug baron who turned the law upside down in his home country of New Zealand. Westhoff visits the shady factories in China from which these drugs emanate, providing startling and original reporting on how China鈥檚 vast chemical industry operates, and how the Chinese government subsidizes it. Poignantly, he chronicles the lives of addicted users and dealers, families of victims, law enforcement officers, and underground drug awareness organizers in the U.S. and Europe. Together they represent the shocking and riveting full anatomy of a calamity we are just beginning to understand. From its depths, as Westhoff relates, are emerging new strategies that may provide essential long-term solutions to the drug crisis that has affected so many.</p>
Aircraft Operating Leasing: A Legal and Practical Analysis in the...
by Donal Patrick Hanley

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

March 08, 2017

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<p>Although aircraft leasing is comparatively young as a commercial activity 鈥?less than forty years old in practical terms 鈥?already well over a quarter of the world鈥檚 commercial aircraft fleet is leased. The legal significance of aircraft leasing is, therefore, growing very quickly. Bringing together the laws affecting both air travel and leasing can, however, be challenging. This book is the first to assume this task in a major focused way, thus providing invaluable expert guidance to practitioners handling aircraft lease agreements as well as to legal academics and students.</p><br /><p></p><br /><p>In this second edition, the author examines the aircraft operating lease from both a legal and practical point of view and contextualizes it in light of the latest public and private international air law agreements, case law, statutes, and regulations from a variety of jurisdictions and current literature in the field:</p><br /><p></p><br /><ul><br /><li>鈥?the obligations and rights of each party;</li><br /><li>鈥?failure to meet delivery condition before delivery;</li><br /><li>鈥?standby letters of credit and guarantees;</li><br /><li>鈥?regulatory constraints concerning aircraft registration or foreign remittances;</li><br /><li>鈥?manufacturer鈥檚 warranties;</li><br /><li>鈥?possession and replacement of parts and engines;</li><br /><li>鈥?sub-leasing;</li><br /><li>鈥?damage to the aircraft and other loss to lessor;</li><br /><li>鈥?liability for damage to third parties;</li><br /><li>鈥?safety issues and lessor鈥檚 liability for acts of the airline;</li><br /><li>鈥?the events that will entitle the lessor to terminate the contract and recover its asset;</li><br /><li>鈥?issues pertaining to enforcement of remedies; and</li><br /><li>鈥?governing law.</li><br /></ul><br /><p></p><br /><p>The format broadly follows that of a typical aircraft operating lease. The author flags the principal legal issues to be considered in developing a standard form aircraft operating lease and makes recommendations in that regard. His approach balances the desired commercial outcome with the legal, or more theoretical, mandate to apply the law to disputes that may arise. An immensely useful supplement sets out a real example of a form of aircraft operating lease for a used aircraft, as used by a leading commercial aircraft leasing company. As a detailed examination of each part of the lease with particular reference to the impact on each term of relevant case law, statutes, regulations, and international treaties, this work greatly enhances understanding of the legal and practical aspects of the aircraft operating lease.</p>
Aircraft Accident Reconstruction and Litigation, Fourth Edition
by , M.P. Papadakis

Language

English

Pages

1993

Publication Date

March 07, 2011

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This book provides a basic source of technical and legal information to participate intelligently in the search for probable causes and discussion of the legal aspects of aircraft accidents. It should be especially helpful to lawyers and engineers embarking on investigative careers. It includes a list of experts from many disciplines and a worldwide list of aviation addresses and organizations, as well as data retrieval sources.<br /><br />Readers will appreciate the book's refreshing review of the elements of aerodynamics, structural design, powerplants, aircraft control techniques, as well as the nuances of applicable law such as product liability and negligence. The appendix itself is a learning experience.<br /><br />This book could be considered a postgraduate guide for the hardware-oriented aircraft accident investigator, especially the sections on human errors and human factors.<br /><br />This fourth edition includes chapters on the Freedom of Information Act, safety, discovery, spoliation of evidence, Death on the High Seas Act, tort litigation and more.<br /><br />TOPICS INCLUDE<br /><br />* Aerodynamic performance, stability and control and aircraft systems<br />* Aviation accident guide for attorney and expert<br />* Causal factors of aircraft accidents and correlative results<br />* Compendia of state laws<br />* Determination of probable cause<br />* Helicopters<br />* Structures, load factors and failures<br />* The air traffic control system and flight in an adverse environment
Market Power in EU Antitrust Law
by Luis Ortiz Blanco

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

December 02, 2011

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The notion of market power is central to antitrust law. Under EU law, antitrust rules refer to appreciable restrictions of competition (Article 101(1) Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), ex Article 81(1) EC Treaty), the elimination of competition for a substantial part of the market (Article 101 (3) TFEU, ex Article (81(3) EC), dominant positions (Article 10 (2) TFEU, ex Article 82 EC), and substantial impediment to effective competition, in particular by creating or reinforcing a dominant position (Article 2 of the EU Merger Regulation). At first sight, only the concept of dominant position relates to market power, but it is the aim of this book to demonstrate that the other concepts are directly linked to the notion of market power. This is done by reference to the case law of the EU Courts and the precedents of the European Commission. The author goes on to argue that for very good reasons (clarity and enforceability, among others) the rules should be interpreted in this way.<br /><br />Beginning with market definition, the book reviews the different rules and the different degrees of market power they incorporate. Thus it analyses the notion of 'appreciable restriction of competition' to find a moderate market power obtained by agreement among competitors to be the benchmark for the application of Article 101 TFEU, ex Article 81 EC. It moves on to the concept of dominance under Article 102 TFEU (ex Article 82 EC), which is equivalent to substantial (or sgnificant) market power, and then focuses on the old and new tests for EU merger control. Finally, it addresses the idea of elimination of competition in respect of a substantial part of the market (Article 101 (3) TFEU, ex Article 81 (3) (b) EC), in which the last two types of market power (Article 102 TFEU, ex Article 82 EC and EU Merger Regulation) converge. To exemplify this, an in-depth study of the notion of collective dominance is conducted.<br /><br />The book concludes that a paradigm of market power exists under the EU antitrust rules that both fits with past practice and provides for a useful framework of analysis for the general application of the rules by administrative and even more importantly judicial authorities in the Member States, under conditions of legal certainty.
Boat Accident Reconstruction and Litigation, Third Edition
by , Roy Scott Hickman

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

November 07, 2011

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This updated and revised edition has even more information to help you understand the complexities of boating accidents. In this edition are expanded chapters on boat accident reconstruction, an entirely new chapter on skipper responsibilities, and updated information recreational boating law. Whether you are a beginner or experienced litigator or any expert dealing with a boat accident, the information contained in this excellent resource will save you hours of research time hunting through less complete texts and online services.<br /><br />If you are a lawyer or an accident reconstructionist, this book will help you find appropriate data, analyze it, and determine cause in a boat accident. The book is a compendium of information useful in litigation dealing with activities in and on the water. The third edition of Boat Accident Reconstruction and Litigation covers everything from the way boats function to how they are designed. It introduces you to fluid mechanics and explains the numerous formulae and other methods used to analyze boat accidents. It even includes an extensive series of appendices of useful Coast Guard regulations and rules.<br /><br />Topics include: * Swimmers and personal floatation devices * Major boating accident case citations * Safety equipment* Transportation and marina issues * Personal watercraft and types of boats * Maritime law * Accident reconstruction* Alcohol* Product liability issues* Water skiing* The attorney-expert relationship * Skipper responsibilities
War and the Law of Nations: A General History
by Stephen C. Neff

Language

English

Pages

456

Publication Date

August 04, 2005

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This ambitious 2005 volume is a history of war, from the standpoint of international law, from the beginning of history to the present day. Its primary focus is on legal conceptions of war as such, rather than on the substantive or technical aspects of the law of war. It tells the story, in narrative form, of the interplay, through the centuries, between, on the one hand, legal ideas about war and, on the other hand, state practice in warfare. Its coverage includes reprisals, civil wars, UN enforcement and the war on terrorism. This book will interest historians, students of international relations and international lawyers.
The Devil in Dover: An Insider's Story of Dogma v. Darwin in Smal...
by Lauri Lebo

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

April 12, 2016

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<b>鈥淎 brilliant account鈥?of the controversial 2005 legal battle between evolution and creationism in public education 鈥渂y a first-rate journalist鈥?(Howard Zinn).</b><br /> 聽<br /> In 2004, the School Board of Dover, Pennsylvania, decided to require its ninth-grade biology students to learn intelligent design鈥攁 pseudoscientific theory positing evidence of an intelligent creator. In a case that recalled the infamous 1925 Scopes 鈥渕onkey鈥?trial, eleven parents sued the school board. When the case wound up in federal court before a President George聽W. Bush鈥揳ppointed judge, local journalist Lauri Lebo had a front-row seat.<br /> 聽<br /> Destined to become required reading for a generation of journalists, scientists, and science teachers, as well as for anyone concerned about the separation of church and state,聽<i>The Devil in Dover</i>聽is Lebo鈥檚 acclaimed account of religious intolerance, First Amendment violations, and an assault on American science education. Lebo skillfully probes the background of the case, introducing the plaintiffs, the defendants, the lawyers, and a parade of witnesses, along with Judge John E. Jones III, who would eventually condemn the school board鈥檚 decision as one of 鈥渂reathtaking inanity.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> With the antievolution battle having moved to the state level鈥攁nd the recent passage of state legislation that protects the right of schools to teach alternatives to evolution鈥擫ebo鈥檚 work is more necessary than ever.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淟ebo courageously exhibits the highest standards in intellectual honesty and journalistic ethos.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Daily Kos</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎n unapologetic indictment of intelligent design, fundamentalist Christianity, and American journalism鈥檚 insistence on objectivity in the face of clear untruths.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Columbia Journalism Review</i><br /> 聽
Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I Knew Before Going To Japan (2...
by , Yuki Fukuyama

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<h2> Want to experience Japan at its fullest potential without spending tons of your precious time on a monstrous 800 pages travel guide? Then, 鈥淭hings I Wish I Knew Before Going to Japan鈥?is all you need! </h2><br /><p><b>In this book, Ken Fukuyama and Yuki Fukuyama will share with you:</b></p><br /><ul><li> The ultimate Japan itineraries that are improvised for more than 30+ times</li><li> Everything you need to know about Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hokkaido </li><li> All the essential info like hours of operation, transit tips, prices etc</li><li> The best magical winter destination </li><li> Detailed maps of Japan </li><li> The most updated super cheap budgeting tips </li><li> The best accommodation tips </li><li> Japan鈥檚 Best Kept Secrets </li><li> All the best of the best local cuisines </li><li> The events and festivals in Japan </li><li>Much, much more!</li></ul><br /><p><b>About Ken Fukuyama and Yuki Fukuyama</b></p><br /><p>Before serving as a tour guide, they were full-time professors working in Japan National College of Technology. After having their first child in 1986, they have decided to pursue their long-hidden dream of exploring the world. Inspired by their life-changing adventure throughout the world, they have decided to serve as a tour guide. This happy couple has been serving as a Japan local tour guide for more than 30 years now. In their effort to show the world what Japan truly is, they have decided to write a book about it. </p> <br /><b>Download your copy today! </b><br />Take action and experience Japan at its fullest potential now! Get this book for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educatio...
by Nathan L. Essex

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

January 14, 2015

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<p>This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.</p> <p>An essential, practical, hands-on resource for school leaders, policymakers, and other educational personnel, this practical, clear, and easy-to-understand guide looks at both the historical background and the contemporary legal issues that affect virtually every aspect of schools today. The new Sixth Edition of <i>School Law and the Public Schools</i> by Nathan Essex brings readers the latest information on today鈥檚 most critical issues, among them: recent rulings on religion in public schools, social media, Facebook and Twitter challenges, virtual charter schools, administrators鈥?authority at bus stops, legal aspects of teachers and administrators鈥?evaluation, teacher performance and misconduct, 504 Rehabilitation plans, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act, violence and tragedy in U.S. schools, procedures for evaluating and responding to threats, natural disasters and school safety, proposed changes to No Child Left Behind by the White House, and the use of chaperones for field trips. Numerous application exercises and case studies give the concepts real-life meaning, and illustrative tables and figures further reinforce and amplify the ideas.</p>
The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law: Law and Economic Appr...
by Pinar Akman

Language

English

Pages

377

Publication Date

February 03, 2012

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The objective(s) of Article 102 TFEU, what exactly makes a practice abusive and the standard of harm under Article 102 TFEU have not yet been settled. This lack of clarity creates uncertainty for businesses and, coupled with the current state of economics in this area, raises an important question of legitimacy. Using law and economic approaches, this book inquires into the possible objectives of Article 102 TFEU and proposes a modern approach to interpreting 'abuse'. In doing so, this book establishes an overarching concept of 'abuse' that conforms to the historical roots of the provision, to the text of the provision itself, and to modern economic thinking on unilateral conduct. This book therefore inquires into what Article 102 TFEU is about, what it can be about and what it should be about regarding both objectives and scope.<br /><br />The book demonstrates that the separation of exploitative abuse from exclusionary abuse is artificial and unsound. It examines the roots of Article 102 TFEU and the historical context of the adoption of the Treaty, the case law, policy and literature on exploitative abuses and, where relevant, on exclusionary abuses. The book investigates potential objectives, such as fairness and welfare, as well as the potential conflict between such objectives. Finally, it critically assesses the European Commission's modernisation of Article 102 TFEU, before proposing a reformed approach to 'abuse' which is centred on three necessary and sufficient conditions: exploitation, exclusion and a lack of an increase in efficiency.

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