Retaining structure in demanding ground conditions: PK-16, road Hrastnik - Zidani MostAleksandr Sokolov
, 2021, master's thesis
Abstract: The master thesis presents the findings of the review of the design documentation of PGD plans for the PK-16 retaining structure, reconstruction of the G2-108 Hrastnik - Zidani Most road and deviation of the G1-5 Rimske Toplice - Zidani Most - Radeče road.
The PK 16 retaining structure is foreseen between the Sava riverbed and the new road. The length of the retaining structure is substaintal (approx. 1140 m), the morphology of the terrain along the wall varies greatly.
However, due to the erosion of the Sava River, it is estimated that the wall will need to be deep or corrosion protection should be constructed. Temporary security and work platforms based on the Sava River Basin (which is already impounded and quite deep in this part) will be required.
The retaining structure is designed as a vertical cantilever wall that is on the underside rigidly fixed to the horizontal foundation plate. On the bulk of the structure, the foundation plate is supported by piles in two rows. The vertical wall at the top passes into a horizontal cantilever along which a corridor with a fringe runs.
The controlling calculations were done employing a computational 2D model that takes into account the elastoplastic Mohr - Coulomb model for soil and the elastic model of concrete structures.
The accompanying geotechnical calculations of the retaining structure in profiles P283 and P299 were compared with the analyses made in the design project to confirm the possibility of carrying out the proposed structures.
Keywords: civil engineering, geotechnical design, retaining structures, cantilever walls, piles
Published: 13.10.2021; Views: 149; Downloads: 18
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Perspectives of artificial intelligence in judiciary: application in selected parts of civil proceedingsMariia Sokolova
, 2021, master's thesis
Abstract: The master’s thesis is devoted to the issue of Artificial Intelligence (AI) perspectives in the judiciary, in particular, its application to selected parts of civil proceedings.
AI affects virtually the future of every industry and every human being. The application of AI technologies in the legal industry is an issue of growing interest. In particular, attention is drawn to the judicial system due to the fact that, apart from its position of guarantor of justice in society enabling its members to enjoy their rights and freedoms granted by law, it is a service of its nature.
Almost all leading jurisdictions apply AI systems in attempts to enhance the efficiency of the court proceedings. Without any doubts, AI already and successfully can imitate activities traditionally performed by humans in the courts: from vision, recognising and extracting information, whether from the document, picture or natural speech, to analysing of information received and predicting the outcomes or decision-making.
However, it is hard to say that AI-era in the judiciary has already begun. There is no jurisdiction in the world in which AI is fully given ‘green light’- they are all at the beginning of the AI-journey. That is mostly due to the fact that the same technical specifications, which power achievements, accuracy and flexibility of AI, place serious limitations for the wide application thereof. First of all, AI systems rely on data, which can be biased or spoiled in another way initially or easily manipulated later. Secondly, AI systems are not transparent (black-box-problem) and, as a result, are incomprehensible. These two shortcomings place an obstacle for the correct realisation of some fundamental rights in civil proceedings in their traditional understanding, and consequently, for the wide deployment of AI systems therein.
It is concluded that the application of AI in the judiciary, in general, and in the civil proceedings, in particular, is subject of sufficient limitations mostly due to incompliance of AI systems with the traditional understanding of fundamental rights and principles the civil proceedings stand on. In the pursuit of the effectiveness of judiciary by means of AI application, fundamental guarantees can appear at stake, and vice versa, in the pursuit of respect of fundamental rights, the judiciary may be left out of the modern world in the stage of complete inadequacy to the needs of the society, therefore, the issue is required extensive research in order to find a fair and right balance.
Keywords: artificial intelligence, judiciary, civil proceedings, AI-judge, efficiency of the judiciary, automatic decision-making
Published: 24.09.2021; Views: 137; Downloads: 32
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The current status of the preclusive effects of judgments in the federal court system of the United States of AmericaThomas Allan Heller
, 2020, original scientific article
Abstract: Res judicata law in the United States of America has a long, extensive and complex history. The aim of this paper is to provide at least a working summary of some of the most important aspects of the current res judicata law in the federal court system of the United States. The flexible discovery, pleading and joinder rules have given rise to more expansive res judicata law. The paper will discuss what exactly constitutes a judgment; how the federal courts deal with finality of judgments in multiple party and multiple claim cases; the final judgment rule; the form of judgments; the methods to enter judgments and significance of entry of judgments; together with a detailed overview of the doctrine of res judicata itself, including the separate, but related twin doctrines of claim preclusion and issue preclusion.
Keywords: res judicata, merger and bar, claim preclusion, issue preclusion, collateral estoppel, finality of judgments, US Federal District Courts, civil procedure
Published: 15.01.2021; Views: 214; Downloads: 0
The standards of proof in medical malpractice casesNina Cek
, 2020, original scientific article
Abstract: The article examines the procedural aspect of medical malpractice cases. It focuses on the differences in standards of proof by first explaining the characteristics of the Slovenian legal system and then comparing it with German and English legal systems. The author sheds light on the approach of the EU court on the question of the responsibility of the manufacturer for the product (vaccine) and suggests the direction to use a broader framework for the evaluation of evidence and presumptions. Given the disclosed problems of proving through the help of a medical expert, the article emphasizes the importance of respect for human rights in civil proceedings. Particular emphasis is also placed on no-fault systems and the question is raised of how the introduction of such a system into the Slovenian legal system would affect the perceived problem of proving a medical error and informed consent omission.
Keywords: medical malpractice, expert evidence, standards of proof, no-fault system, civil procedure rules
Published: 15.01.2021; Views: 178; Downloads: 21
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Remediation of County road section ž6004Jure Župan
, 2019, master's thesis
Abstract: Master thesis represents the description of investigative geophysical, geotechnical as well as laboratory works that precede the design of a new pavement structure, within the remediation of County road Ž6004 damaged during heavy floods. As the first variant of remediation, the design of the new road structure is described using Croatian standard HRN U.C4.012, and as a second variant, the new design solution of road structure constructed using geosynthetic. Procedures for obtaining the key parameters required for designing using these methods are also described.
Keywords: civil engineering, remediation, investigative works, pavement structure, geosyntetics, HRN, reinforcing
Published: 03.09.2019; Views: 515; Downloads: 75
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The implementation of the antitrust damages directive in SloveniaPetra Weingerl
, 2016, original scientific article
Abstract: In December 2016, Member States need to implement the Antitrust Damages Directive. The Directive adopts the full compensation principle and expressly prohibits overcompensation. I will embark on an enquiry whether such an approach departs from the Slovene general regime of civil liability, in particular liability in damages. At face value, one might argue that the Slovene civil liability regime prohibits non- compensatory rationales for awarding damages. This article challenges this perception. It argues that there is a space for interpreting the rationale for damages in the Slovene private law, when this is justified with dissuasiveness and sufficient reasons are given, as well as embracing non- compensatory considerations, prevention and deterrence in particular. Regrettably, the judiciary does not necessarily keep in step with such an interpretation. However, there are tendencies in the legal scholarship to change the established case law. In this setting, the special liability regime based on the Directive, which prohibits overcompensation, can be seen as an exception to the general regime for damages awards in certain contexts. This approach is contrasted with damages awards regime in the labour law context, which is also based on the EU regulation. In this context, the Slovene legislator expressly embraced prevention and deterrence as rationales for the award of damages. Thus, legislation which is based on or influenced by EU law can lead to different outcomes in practice. It can either reinforce preventive tendencies of the general regime of civil liability or, as it is seen in the competition law context, undermine them. Nevertheless, the (proposed) Slovene implementing legislation opts for a solution that accommodates both the Antitrust Damages Directive and the general regime of civil liability.
Keywords: Antitrust Damages Directive, civil liability, damages, full compensation, prevention, deterrence
Published: 02.08.2018; Views: 506; Downloads: 50
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A general overview of enforcement in civil and commercial matters in MacedoniaTatjana Zoroska-Kamilovska
, Milka Rakočević
, 2015, review article
Abstract: The paper discusses one of the currently most relevant topics in the area of civil law protection in the Republic of Macedonia. In 2005 Macedonia made a drastic step in reforming the system of civil enforcement: the previous court-oriented system of enforcement was replaced with the bailiff-oriented system. The enforcement procedure has ceased of being under the jurisdiction of the court and the enforcement was entrusted to enforcement agents - persons with public authorizations established by law, who conduct the enforcement. With the introduction of the new system of civil enforcement Macedonia strove to eliminate all dysfunctionalities of the system due to the slowness and the inefficiency of the enforcement procedure, which seriously affected the proper administration of justice. The paper gives a general overview regarding the Macedonian civil enforcement system with special emphasis on certain issues that are considered to be of major importance, such as the reforms that were implemented or being implemented regarding the system of civil enforcement, the legal basis of enforcement, the status and role of the enforcement agents in the legal system of the Republic Macedonia, the institutional framework, structure and order of the enforcement proceedings, the enforcement titles, as well as the issue regarding the means of enforcement and the distinction between enforcement and security measures.
Keywords: civil enforcement, enforcement agent, forcible execution, enforcement titles
Published: 02.08.2018; Views: 437; Downloads: 55
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Introduction to copyright and collective management in competition lawJorg Sladič
, 2013, original scientific article
Abstract: Copyright is an absolute intellectual property right. Historically it is of territorial nature. One of the central issues of copyright is the remuneration of authors. A copyright confers to its holder a legal monopoly comprising certain economic rights that are granted for pecuniary consideration. The economically most efficient way of management of copyright's pecuniary consideration is the collective management. However, collective management covers due to territorial nature of copyright only territory of a certain state. In competition law that might be considered as a monopoly by collecting societies limited to borders of states, in other words there are issues of a possible abuse of a dominant position.
Keywords: copyright, common law, droit d'auteur, civil law, collective management, intellectual property rights, dominant position, abuse of a dominant position, principle of solidarity, copyright related market, search market
Published: 01.08.2018; Views: 535; Downloads: 224
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