Ownership of Federal Government Property Analytical Essay

Ownership of Federal Government Property
Looks at the case study of the United States naval aircraft that crashed off in 1943, which led to an interpretation of laws relating to government property ownership.
# 128376 | 2,545 words | 4 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 18, 2010 in Law (Property) , Law (Historic Trials) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper explains that the complexity of the special rules regarding the ownership of federal government property are demonstrated in the litigation of the case of the crash off the coast of Florida, on July 1, 1943, of a United States naval "Devastator" TBD-1 torpedo bomber. Next, the author reviews the events and facts associated with this litigation. The paper underscores the problems of dealing with property once own by the government because, as an example, this case resulted in a no-win situation for all parties involved.

Table of Contents:
'Special Rules'
Events and Facts Leading to Litigation
Sample of a Clause to Include in a Contract

From the Paper:

"The majority of the group felt Mr. Champlin should have been reimbursed for monies spent in salvage attempts for the amount prior to when the United States 'effectively rejected' the salvage efforts in writing. Once he was 'officially' and expressly prohibited from further salvage actions, and continued, he knowingly and willfully was now breaking the law and shouldn't be reimbursed or compensated, but was even subject to criminal prosecution. As stated under Admiralty Law - the law of salvage in turn assumes that the property has an owner, in this case the government, who has not abandon it."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cheeseman, H.R. (2005). Personal property and bailments. In Contemporary business and online commerce law. (5th ed., Chap. 36) New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • United States Department of Justice. (2000). International aircraft recovery, l.l.c., v. United states of American. In the supreme court of the united states. Retrieved on November 8, 2005, from http://www.usdoj.gove/osg/briefs/2000/Oresponses/2000-0617.resp.pdf.
  • United States Courts. (2004). International aircraft recovery, l.l.c., v. The unidentified, wrecked and abandoned aircraft...In the united states court of appeals for the eleventh circuit. Retrieved on November 8, 2005, from http://www.call.uscourts.gov/opinions/ops/200216997.pdf
  • Vacketta, C.L. (1999). III. Standard terms and conditions unique to government contracts. Findlaw, federal government contract overview. Retrieved on February 4, 2006, from http://profs.lp.findlaw.com/govt/govt_4.html

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