Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 716||Joseph Watkins. Payment to.|
|Chap. 716||Proviso. Limitation on attorney’s, etc., fees.|
|Chap. 716||Penalty for violation|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriate to Joseph Watkins the sum of $3,000 in full settlement of all claims against the United States because of personal injuries sustained by the said Joseph Watkins in May 1916 while he was a pupil in the Pipestone Indian School in Minnesota: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof an account of services rendered in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.
Approved, June 22, 1936.