Actual Authority

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Actual Authority

The legal authority a person has as the result of a law or contract. For example, the owner of a house has the actual authority to sell it because the law states that he is the owner. Likewise, the president of the United States has the actual authority to sign or veto legislation. Persons with actual authority are legally liable for their actions. Actual authority is distinct from apparent authority. It is also called express authority.
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a manager may not sign an arbitration agreement without having a specific authorization with express authority to agree on arbitration; and
We conclude that WERC did not exceed its authority because it has express authority under Wis.
Actual authority includes express authority or implied authority.
The memorandum instructs that DOJ attorneys should not agree to dismiss charges, provide immunity to, or release claims against individual officers or employees as part of a corporate settlement, absent the express authority of an assistant attorney general or U.S.
There was no express authority for use of the mountains during summer and fall.
The Supreme Court found that while a patent agent's activities before the Patent Office were properly characterized as the practice of law, such activities could not be regulated by the State of Florida as such regulation was preempted by the express authority granted by Congress to the Patent Office.
* purports to have retroactive effect without express authority having been provided for in the enabling legislation;
It's inconceivable that politicians in Whitehall could launch Trident missiles without express authority from the White House.
The first was the admission by Transportation Undersecretary Jose Lotilla that the DOTC did not have express authority to enforce the fare increases, making them "illegal."
They state that lacking "express authority," the FCC has no right to supersede any federal, state or local law.
To the extent that the federal government is threatening potential buyers based on old laws that contradict the Constitution, the federal government is establishing the weakness of its authority and affirming the lack of express authority under the Constitution.
Mr Gaydamak was correct to submit that at their first meeting on 4th August 2011, Mr Leviev must have given General Kopelipa the express authority to convey his two conditions to Mr Gaydamak.