US Attorneys > USAM > Title 4 > Civil Resource Manual

  1. United States Attorney General Opinion, January 14, 1879
  2. United States Attorney General Opinion, February 19, 1902
  3. United States Attorney General Opinion, October 2, 1934
  4. United States Attorney General Opinion, January 30, 1879
  5. United States Attorney General Opinion, December 14, 1868
  6. United States Attorney General Opinion, May 8, 1929
  7. United States Attorney General Opinion, July 11, 1894
  8. United States Attorney General Opinion, January 17, 1900
  9. United States Attorney General Opinion, October 24, 1933
  10. United States Attorney General Opinion, August 26, 1881
  11. United States Attorney General Opinion, August 7, 1911
  12. United States Attorney General Opinion, June 3, 1919
  13. United States Attorney General Opinion, November 27, 1895
  14. United States Attorney General Opinion, March 7, 1935
  15. Black Markets
  16. GHB FDCA Violations
  17. Sample Charges for GHB Felony Cases
  18. GHB Probation Letter
  19. Human Growth Hormone/Steroids Statutory Overview
  20. FDCA Buy-Bust Prosecutions
  21. Animal Drug Prosecutions—Generally
  22. Animal Drug Prosecutions—Sample Indictment
  23. Animal Drug Prosecutions—Sample Indictment
  24. Animal Drug Prosecutions—Sample Jury Instructions
  25. Animal Drug Prosecutions—Sample Jury Instructions
  26. Animal Drug Prosecutions—Trial Memorandum—Introduction and Background
  27. Animal Drug Prosecutions—Trial Memorandum—Legal Issues
  28. Animal Drug Prosecutions—Sample Memorandum re Expert Drug Testimony
  29. Sample Memorandum re applying the "intent to defraud FDA" felony theory to an animal drug prosecutions
  30. Immunity of the United States from Suit, Absent Express Consent
  31. Consent to be Sued is Strictly Construed
  32. Government Agencies are not Subject to Suit, Absent Statutory Waiver of Immunity
  33. Immunity of Government Officers Sued as Individuals for Official Acts
  34. Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies
  35. Standing to Sue
  36. Effect of Declaratory Judgment Act and Administrative Procedure Act
  37. Indispensable Party
  38. Venue
  39. Venue—Government as Plaintiff
  40. Venue—United States as Defendant
  41. Venue—Government Officers and Agencies as Defendants
  42. Change of Venue
  43. Service of Process
  44. Service on Government Officers in Official Capacity, Agencies
  45. Removal
  46. Redelegation By Civil Division of Authority to Compromise Civil Claims
  47. Court of Federal Claims Litigation
  48. The Bankruptcy "Players"—Outline
  49. -53. [reserved]
  50. Bankruptcy and the Government as Regulator—Part I
  51. Bankruptcy and the Government as Regulator—Part II
  52. Bankruptcy and the Government as Regulator—Part III
  53. Avoidance Powers—Strong-Arm Clause, Fraudulent Conveyances
  54. Avoidance Powers—Preferences, Statutory Liens, Postposition Transactions, Preferential Offsets, Limitations
  55. Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy— Introduction, Threshold Issues
  56. Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy— Assumption and Rejection
  57. Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy— Government and Special Contracts
  58. Claims in Bankruptcy
  59. Creditor's Claims in Bankruptcy Proceedings—The Debtor-Creditor Relationship In Bankruptcy
  60. Creditor's Claims in Bankruptcy Proceedings—The Debtor-Creditor Relationship In Bankruptcy— Allowance and Payment of Claims
  61. Setoff and Recoupment in Bankruptcy—Setoff
  62. Setoff and Recoupment in Bankruptcy—Setoff (cont'd)
  63. Setoff and Recoupment in Bankruptcy—Recoupment
  64. The Government as Secured Creditor
  65. Appellate Procedures in Bankruptcy
  66. The Contract Disputes Act
  67. Protest of Contract Awards
  68. Principles of Contract Interpretation
  69. Ambiguities
  70. Validity and Construction of Liquidated Damages Provisions
  71. Claims of Mistakes in Bids
  72. Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality Claims
  73. Quasi-Contractual Claims
  74. Conversion of Property Mortgaged to the Government
  75. Decedent's Estate
  76. Devises and Bequests to the Government
  77. VA Escheat Claims
  78. VA Vesting Claims
  79. Grants—Breach of Conditions
  80. Guaranty Agreements
  81. Medicare Overpayment Cases
  82. Sureties
  83. VA Loan Claims
  84. Warranties
  85. Warranty of Prior Endorsements on Checks
  86. Transfer Restrictions and Remedies Under the Financial Privacy Act
  87. -92. [reserved]
  88. Social Security Act Review Procedures
  89. Types of Judgments Authorized Under the Social Security Act
  90. Priority of Liens
  91. The "Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How" of Appeals in Bankruptcy Proceedings—Generally
  92. The "Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How" of Appeals in Bankruptcy Proceedings—Standard of Review, Mootness, etc.
  93. "Materiality" in FDCA prosecutions
  94. Solicitor General's Guidelines for Direct Certified Appeals in Bankruptcy Cases
  95. Statutes Assigned to the Office of Consumer Litigation in 28 C.F.R. § 0.45(j)
  96. Office of Consumer Litigation
  97. Sample Memorandum—Intent to Defraud Or Mislead
  98. Elements of a Misdemeanor Offense Under the FDCA
  99. Sample Jury Instructions for a Misdemeanor Food Adulteration Case
  100. Sample Jury Instruction—Intent to Defraud or Mislead
  101. Sample Government's Motion in Limine re Knowledge and Intent
  102. Model Subpoena and Practice Tips for an FDCA Investigation
  103. Issues Regarding Medical Devices and Adulteration Or Misbranding Claims
  104. Medical Device Law—An Overview
  105. Sample Medical Device Indictment
  106. Sample Medical Device Indictment
  107. The Prescription Drug Marketing Act
  108. Sample Indictment—Prescription Drug Marketing Act
  109. Sample Information—Prescription Drug Marketing Act
  110. Sample Information—Prescription Drug Marketing Act—Institutional Diversion
  111. Sample Information—Prescription Drug Marketing Act—Statement of Origin
  112. Sample Indictment—Food Fraud Prosecution—Conspiracy Count
  113. Sample Indictment—Food Fraud Prosecution—Mail and Wire Fraud Counts
  114. Sample Indictment—Food Fraud Prosecution—Miscellaneous Counts
  115. Sample Indictment—Food Fraud Prosecution—Conspiracy Count
  116. Sample Indictment—Food Fraud Prosecution—Miscellaneous Counts
  117. Sample Information—Introduction of Adulterated Food into Interstate Commerce
  118. Sample Jury Instructions—Food Fraud—Pattern Instructions
  119. Sample Jury Instructions—Food Fraud—Additional Instructions
  120. Sample Brief—Evidence of Scientific Testing in Food Fraud Cases
  121. Response to Motion to Strike Surplusage
  122. Sample Government's Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Strike Surplusage
  123. Sample United States' Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Strike Surplusage From Indictment
  124. Sample Memorandum re Surplusage
  125. Sample Memorandum re Multiplicity
  126. Sample Memorandum re Multiplicity
  127. Response to Motions Concerning Multiplicity and Surplusage
  128. Sample Trial Brief Re Elements of Violations of the FDCA Contained in 21 U.S.C. § 331(A) and §  331(K)
  129. Sample Trial Brief re Admissibility of Summaries, Foreign Records, Plea Agreements, Scientific Evidence, and Chain of Custody
  130. Opposition to Defense Motions re Due Process, Vagueness, "Van Liew", and "Minarik" Problems
  131. Analysis of Minarik
  132. Sample Memorandum Supporting Motion Precluding Evidence of Selective Prosecution
  133. Sample Motion in Limine to Bar Evidence or Argument on Selective and/or Vindictive Prosecution
  134. Sample Memorandum re Willfulness and Good Faith
  135. Sample Sentencing memorandum— abuse of trust enhancement
  136. Sample Analysis Estimating Loss Based on Savings to Defendants
  137. Significant Factors That Affect Sentencing in FDCA Cases
  138. Appellate Brief Regarding Loss
  139. Appellate Brief Regarding Loss (continued)
  140. Points to Remember When Considering Seizure and Condemnation Actions Under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  141. Brief Defending a Seizure Against an Attack Based on the Fourth Amendment
  142. Reply Brief Defending a Seizure Against an Attack Based on the Fourth Amendment
  143. Odometer Fraud Prosecutions— Agencies, Contacts and Resources
  144. Recodification of the Odometer Fraud Statutes
  145. Repealed Odometer Fraud Statutes
  146. Commonly Charged Odometer Tampering Offenses
  147. Subpoenas to Targets for Forensic Evidence
  148. Appeal Brief—Required Records
  149. Sample Letter—Required Records
  150. Sample Odometer Fraud Indictment
  151. Sample Odometer Fraud Indictment
  152. Sample Odometer Fraud Indictment
  153. Sample Trial Memorandum—Odometer Fraud
  154. Sample Trial Memorandum—Odometer Fraud
  155. Sample Trial Memorandum—Odometer Fraud
  156. Sample Odometer Fraud Jury Instructions
  157. Sample Response to Defense Motion re Mailing
  158. Sample Omnibus Response in a Multi-defendant Odometer Fraud Prosecution
  159. Proposed findings that can be used to support a complex case finding and exclusion of time under the Speedy Trial Act
  160. Sample Response To Motions To Dismiss Due To Alleged Multiplicity
  161. Restitution for Consumers
  162. Sample Government Application for Permission to Disclose Grand Jury Records for Restitution Purposes
  163. Sample Disclosure Order
  164. Evaluating the "Amount of Loss" for Sentencing in Odometer Fraud Cases
  165. Opposition to Defense Motions re Due Process, Vagueness, "Van Liew" and "Minarik" Problems
  166. Sentencing Guidelines Calculation
  167. Sample Odometer Fraud Indictment
  168. Sample Odometer Fraud Indictment
  169. Eppes Declaration
  170. Sample Government's Response to Defendant's Response and Objections to Presentence Report
  171. [RESERVED]
  172. Response to Objections to Presentence Report
  173. Sample Government Alborz Memorandum—Ninth Circuit
  174. Sample Government Alborz Memorandum—Fifth Circuit
  175. Probation Letter for Convictions Where the Count of Conviction Occurred Prior to November 1, 2001
  176. Probation Letter for Convictions Where the Count of Conviction Occurred in Whole or in Part After November 1, 2001
  177. Sample Government's Reply to Defendant's Sentencing Memorandum (part 1)
  178. Sample Government's Reply to Defendant's Sentencing Memorandum (part 2)
  179. Bankruptcy Jurisdiction of the District Courts
  180. Reference of Cases and Proceedings to the Bankruptcy Judges
  181. Scope of the Powers and Authority of Bankruptcy Judges
  182. Bankruptcy Jurisdiction—Personal Jurisdiction
  183. Bankruptcy Jurisdiction—Venue
  184. Bankruptcy Jurisdiction—Appellate Jurisdiction
  185. Termination of Bankruptcy Jurisdiction
  186. Sovereign Immunity—11 U.S.C. § 106(a)
  187. Sovereign Immunity—11 U.S.C. § 106(b)
  188. Sovereign Immunity—11 U.S.C. § 106(c)
  189. Limits of the § 106 Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
  190. Seminole Tribe and State Sovereign Immunity
  191. Bankruptcy Jurisdiction and Sovereign Immunity Statutory Addendum
  192. Jury Trials in Civil Cases
  193. Laches
  194. Limitations Statutes Applicable to Suits Against the Government
  195. Offset
  196. Recoupment and Setoff
  197. Priority for the Payment of Claims Due the Government
  198. Counterclaims Against the United States
  199. Counterclaim in Suits on Notes and Mortgages
  200. Estoppel
  201. Choice of Law
  202. Interest Recoverable by the Government
  203. Interest Recoverable From the Government
  204. Declaratory Actions
  205. Injunctions
  206. Mandamus
  207. Reformation
  208. Replevin
  209. Rescission
  210. Specific Performance
  211. Attorney's Fees
  212. Court Costs
  213. Costs Recoverable by the United States
  214. Costs Recoverable From the United States
  215. Sample Letter—Judgments and Stipulations
  216. Sample Letter—Back pay Judgments
  217. FMS Form 194—Judgment Fund Payment Request
  218. Monitoring of Payment Agreements by the Department of Veterans Affairs Debt Management Center (DMC)
  219. Memorandum from Attorney General— Coordination of Parallel Criminal, Civil, and Administrative