Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 122||Wichita Indians, etc., Okla.
43 Stat., 366, vol. 4, 421.
|Sec. 3||Determination of attorneys' fees.|
|Sec. 3||Proviso. Balance of judgment deposited in Treasury.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 3 of the Act of Congress entitled "An Act authorizing the Wichita and affiliated bands of Indians in Oklahoma to submit claims to the Court of Claims," approved June 4, 1924 (43 Stat. 366), be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:
That upon the final determination of such suit or suits the Court of Claims shall have jurisdiction to fix and determine a reasonable fee, not to exceed 10 per centum of the recovery, together with all necessary and proper expenses incurred in the preparation and prosecution of said suit or suits, to be paid to the attorneys employed by said Wichita and affiliated bands of Indians, and the same shall be included in the decree and paid out of any sum or sums found to be due said Indians: Provided, That the balance of such judgment shall be placed in the United States Treasury to the credit of the Indians entitled thereto, where it shall draw interest at the rate of 4 per centum per annum, and shall be thereafter subject to appropriation by Congress for educational, health, industrial, and other purposes for the benefit of said Indians, and no part of said judgment shall be aid out in per capita payments to said Indians unless authorized by Congress."
Approved, April 21, 1932.