Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 720||Merwin A. Kiel. Payment to.|
|Chap. 720||Proviso. Limitation on attorney’s, etc., fees.|
|Chap. 720||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 appropriated, to Merwin A. Kiel, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, the sum of $2,697.75. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States on account of damages sustained by the said Merwin A. Kiel as a result of permanent injuries suffered on November 7, 1934, in a collision which occurred near the village of Richwood, Minnesota, between his automobile and a Government truck operated by an employee of the Office of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior: 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 on 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.