Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.

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Chapter 314
March 3, 1927 | [H. R. 15602.] 44 Stat., 1358.

An Act To amend the last paragraph of an Act entitled “An Act to refer the claims of the Delaware Indians to the Court of Claims, with the right of appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.”

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Chap. 314 Delaware Indians. Submission of claims of, to Court of Claims.
43 Stat., 813, amended; ante, 474.
Chap. 314 Attorneys' fees, etc., by decree of court.
Chap. 314 Limitation.
Chap. 314 Richard C. Adams. Allowance to estate of, for his services.
Chap. 314 Advancement of causes.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the last paragraph of the Act approved February 7, 1925, entitled "An Act to refer the claims of the Delaware Indians to the Court of Claims, with the right of appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States" (Forty-third Statutes at Large, pages 812 and 813), be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:

"Upon the final determination of any suit the Court of Claims shall decree such fees as may be deemed fair and reasonable for services and expenses rendered and incurred therein, to be paid to the attorney or attorneys, such fees for services not to exceed 10 per centum on the amount of the judgments recovered and in no event to be more than $25,000 in any one claim, and the Court of Claims shall also decree to the estate of Richard C. Adams, deceased member of the Delaware Tribe, and its representative and attorney for many years and up to his death in October, 1921, a reasonable amount for the services and expenses of said Richard C. Adams, rendered and incurred during his lifetime for and on behalf of said Delaware Tribe in connection with its claims against the United States, to the extent of but in no event to exceed 2 1/2 per centum on any sums recovered; and all of such sums so to be paid for services and expenses shall be paid out of any sum or sums found due said Delaware Tribe and not otherwise. Such suit, suits, or causes shall be advanced on the docket of the Court of Claims and by the Supreme Court of the United States if an appeal shall be taken." 1

Approved, March 3, 1927.

1 Ct. Cl. Docket No. E-353, E-493, H-221, H-222, H-226.

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