Federal Courts (51 - 60 of 72 items)
Tax Court Can Reduce Growing Case Backlog and Expenses Through Administrative Improvements
GGD-84-25: Published: May 14, 1984. Publicly Released: May 14, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the U.S. Tax Court to identify areas that need improvement.GAO found that the Court could make improvements in the scheduling and management of cases. As a result of the increase in petitions filed with the Court, the case backlog doubled between 1980 and 1982. To reduce the backlog and prevent old cases from accumulating, the...
Review of Drug Manufacturer's Cost and Pricing Records
B-146857: Published: Feb 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision permitting GAO to review the records of Eli Lilly and Company relating to pricing and production costs for several drug products purchased by the Government in 1973 and 1974. There will be no action taken by GAO in this matter until four cases pending against other pharmaceutical manufacturers are decided...
Cash Management Practices at the Chicago Office of the Clerk, U.S. District Court
089559: Apr 7, 1976
No summary is currently available...
Payment of Claims Against the Panama Canal
ID-83-34: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
During October 1, 1979 to March 31, 1982, the U.S. Attorney for the Panama Canal Zone sent a number of final judgments against the Panama Canal Company by the U.S. District Court for the Canal Zone to GAO for certification and payment from the permanent indefinite appropriation for judgments. The judgments were paid from a permanent judgment appropriation account. GAO reviewed this matter in respo...
B-194816(DAF): Published: Feb 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1982.
GAO was asked to order all Federal agencies to honor administrative garnishment orders, issued by the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services, without requiring supporting documentation. GAO did not believe that it was appropriate to issue a decision because of matters before the U.S. Court of Claims; however, to avoid delay, it stated its views. The Revised Code of Washington...
Corps of Engineers' Benefit-Cost Computation for the Stonewall Jackson Lake Project
117010: Dec 9, 1981
GAO made a limited analysis of the benefit-cost computation for the Stonewall Jackson Lake Project, a multipurpose project being built by the Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection, water quality control, area development, water supply, and recreation benefits. Although originally estimated to be completed in 1976 at a cost of $34.5 million, completion is currently estimated for 1987...
Review of Requests for Reconsideration
B-194445: Published: Sep 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1981.
GAO was asked to review requests for reconsideration filed by the Navy and one of its contractors. The requesters sought correction of what they stated were factual and conceptual errors reflected in the previous GAO opinion. That decision dealt with the Navy's plans to order the overhaul of additional C-130 series aircraft from its contractor in connection with the Navy's C-130 Service Life Exten...
Bristol Laboratories Division of Bristol-Meyers Co. v. Staats
B-146857: Published: Jan 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1981.
The Supreme Court granted a GAO petition for a writ of certiorari in Bristol Laboratories Division of Bristol-Myers Co. v. Staats. In that case, a United States court of appeals had affirmed a decision granting GAO access to the firm's records pertaining to direct manufacturing costs, but it denied GAO access to records pertaining to indirect costs such as research and development, general, admini...
Evaluation of the Recent Draft Registration
FPCD-81-30: Published: Dec 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1980.
The completeness and accuracy of the recent draft registration conducted by the Selective Service System has been challenged by a variety of critics and organizations. The issue has been compounded by court actions on the registration of women and the questioned use of social security numbers in the registration process. Serious questions have been raised concerning the use of the registration pro...