Economics of Defense Policy: Adm. H.G. Rickover : Hearing Before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session

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Page 281 - The decision of the Secretary or his duly authorized representative for the determination of such appeals shall be final and conclusive unless determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to have been fraudulent, or capricious, or arbitrary, or so grossly erroneous as necessarily to imply bad faith, or not supported by substantial evidence.
Page 475 - If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck.
Page 281 - Disputes" clause does not preclude consideration of law questions in connection with decisions provided for in paragraph (a) above: Provided, That nothing in this contract shall be construed as making final the decision of any administrative official, representative, or board on a question of law.
Page 445 - Fraud, indeed, in the sense of a court of equity properly includes all acts, omissions and concealments which involve a breach of legal or equitable duty, trust, or confidence, justly reposed, and are injurious to another, or by which an undue and unconscientious advantage is taken of another.
Page 281 - No Government contract shall contain a provision making final on a question of law the decision of any administrative official, representative, or board.
Page 444 - A generic term embracing all multifarious means which human ingenuity can devise, and which are resorted to by one individual to get advantage over another by false suggestions or by suppression of truth, and includes all surprise, trick cunning, dissembling, and any unfair way by which another is cheated.
Page 443 - An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of inducing another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right ; a false representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of that which should have been disclosed, which deceives and is intended to deceive another so that he shall act upon it to his legal injury.
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Page 186 - There seems to be a tendency by some defense officials to view the shipbuilding claims problem as simply a problem in human relations. In actuality it is strictly one of money. If a shipbuilder is going to hold out for more than he is legally owed, his relations with the Navy will deteriorate until either he convinces the Navy to pay whatever he wants, regardless of legal entitlement ; or, until the Navy convinces him he will be paid only what he is legally owed, regardless of pressures the company...

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