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This action was brought under the Tucker Act of March 3, 1887, as amended (28 U. S. C. A., secs. 41 (20), and 761-765, inclusive) for the sum of $14,738.41 (the excess above $10,000 being waived). The plaintiff sued for alleged wrongful cancelation of Contract No. I R-T 21 ps-8881-A, purchase order No. 97-5-680522, for furnishing to the defendant a quantity of paving blocks. The Treasury Department, Procurement Division, is the agency in interest.

Appeal will not be taken from this judgment.

It would appear that the judgment will bear interest at the rate of 4 percent from the date of its entry until the date when an appropriation is made for its payment as provided by section 10 of the Tucker Act (28 U. S. C. A., sec. 765).

M. Carl Levine, Morgulas & Foreman, Esqs., 521 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y., appear as attorneys of record for the plaintiff.

Respectfully,

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FRANCIS M. SHEA, Assistant Attorney General, (For the Attorney General.)

Nature of claim: Suit brought under Tucker Act for wrongful cancelation of contract for furnishing the defendant a quantity of paving blocks (Treasury— Procurement Division).

Final decree: Ordered, adjudged, and decreed that plaintiff recover from the United States the sum of $5,000, with interest from December 22, 1943. Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D. C., January 10, 1944.

Re William Feinstein v. United States of America (Civil No. 20–522). TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C.

SIRS: There is enclosed for report for appropriation a certified copy of judgment for plaintiff entered in the above-entitled cause on December 22, 1943, in the sum of $3,000.

This action was brought under the Tucker Act of March 3, 1887, as amended (28 U. S. C. A., secs. 41 (20) and 761-765, inclusive) for the sum of $7,260.50. The plaintiff sued under contract No. ER-T 21 ps-8251-A, purchase order No. 97-5-678621, Procurement Division, Treasury Department, for furnishing to the defendant a quantity of paving blocks. The Treasury Department, Procurement Division, is the agency in interest.

Appeal will not be taken from this judgment.

It would appear that the judgment will bear interest at the rate of 4 percent from the date of its entry until the date when an appropriation is made for its payment as provided by section 10 of the Tucker Act (28 U. S. C. A., sec. 765).

M. Carl Levine, Morgulas & Foreman, Esqs., 521 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y., appear as attorneys of record for the plaintiff. Respectfully,

Name: William Feinstein.
Date: December 22, 1943.
Amount: $3,000.

Costs: None.

Interest: Indefinite.

FRANCIS M. SHEA, Assistant Attorney General, (For the Attorney General).

Nature of claim: Suit brought under Tucker Act for contract furnishing the defendant a quantity of paving blocks (Treasury-Procurement Division).

Final decree: Ordered, adjudged, and decreed that plaintiff recover from the United States the sum of $3,000 with interest from December 22, 1943.

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D. C., February 2, 1944.

Re United Gas Corporation v. The United States (Southern District of Texas, Civil, No. 538).

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C.

SIR: There is enclosed for report and appropriation a certified copy of the judgment entered in the above-entitled cause on October 28, 1943, awarding plaintiff an amount of $339.95.

The suit was brought under the Tucker Act on a contract between plaintiff and the War Department for the supply of natural gas at Fort Laredo, Tex.

Appeal will not be taken from this judgment.

The judgment will bear interest at the rate of 4 percent per annum from date of entry until an appropriation is made for its payment, as provided by section 10 of the Tucker Act (28 U. S. C., sec. 765). Baker, Botts, Andrews & Wharton, Esperson Building, Houston, Tex., appeared of counsel for plaintiff.

Respectfully,

Name: United Gas Corporation.

Date: October 28, 1943.

Amount: $339.95.

Costs: None.

Interest: Indefinite.

FRANCIS M. SHEA,
Assistant Attorney General
(For the Attorney General).

Nature of claim: Suit brought under Tucker Act for contract for the supply of natural gas at Fort Laredo, Tex. (War).

Final decree: Ordered, adjudged, and decreed that plaintiff recover from the United States the sum of $339.95 together with interest at 4 percent until time when appropriation is made.

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D. C., November 8, 1943.

Re Albert & Harrison, Inc., v. United States. (In the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Civil No. 18-479.)

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C.

(Attention: Chief, Division of Bookkeeping and Warrants.) SIRS: There is enclosed for report for appropriation, a copy of a judgment entered in the above-entitled case on August 20, 1943, for the plaintiff, in an amount of $2,588.70 plus $5 costs, a total of $2,593.70.

Suit was brought under the jurisdiction conferred by the Tucker Act on a contract with the War Department for the construction of certain dock sheds at Curtis Bay, Md.

The War Department is the Department in interest.

Appeal will not be taken from this judgment.

The judgment will bear interest at the rate of 4 percent per annum from the date of entry until an appropriation is made for its payment, as provided by section 10 of the Tucker Act (28 U. S. C. 765). William Albert, 570 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan, N. Y., appears as attorney of record for plaintiff.

Respectfully,

Name: Albert & Harrison, Inc.

Date: August 20, 1943.

Amount: $2,588.70.

Costs: $5.

Interest: Indefinite.

FRANCIS M. SHEA, Assistant Attorney General (For the Attorney General).

Nature of claim: Suit brought under Tucker Act for contract for construction of certain dock sheds at Curtis Bay, Md. (War).

Final decree: Adjudged that the plaintiff recover from the United States of America the sum of $2,588.70 and costs of $5, amounting in all to $2,593.70. Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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78TH CONGRESS 2d Session

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DOCUMENT

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No. 465

ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION SUBMITTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO PAY CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES TO PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTY

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION SUBMITTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO PAY CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES TO PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTY, IN THE SUM OF $716.78

FEBRUARY 29, 1944.—Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, February 28, 1944.

The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress an estimate of appropriation submitted by the Department of Justice to pay claims for damages to privately owned property, in the sum of $716.78, which have been considered and adjusted under the provisions of the act of March 20, 1936 (5 U. S. C. 600b), and which require an appropriation for their payment.

The necessity for the appropriation asked is explained in the letter of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, transmitted herewith, in whose comments and observations thereon I concur.

Respectfully,

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.

The PRESIDENT,

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT,

The White House.

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET, Washington, D. C., February 25, 1944.

SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith for your consideration an estimate of appropriation submitted by the Department of Justice to pay claims for damages to privately owned property which have been considered and adjusted under the provisions of the act of March 20, 1936 (5 U. S. Č. 600b), and which require an appropriation for payment, as follows:

DAMAGE CLAIM

For the payment of claims for damages to or losses of privately owned property adjusted and determined by the Attorney General of the United States under the provisions of the act entitled "An act to provide for the adjustment and settlement of certain claims arising out of the activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation," approved Mar. 20, 1936 (5 U. S. C. 600b), as fully set forth in House Document No. 78th Cong--.

$716. 78

The letter of the Department of Justice submitting this estimate is transmitted herewith.

In accordance with the provisions of the act providing for these submissions, I recommend that this estimate be transmitted to Congress.

Very respectfully,

Hon. HAROLD D. SMITH,

Director, Bureau of the Budget,

HAROLD D. SMITH,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,

Washington, February 11, 1944.

Washington, D. C.

DEAR MR. SMITH: Pursuant to the act approved March 20, 1936 (5 U. S. C. 600b), the Attorney General has considered, adjudged and determined the following claims for personal injuries and damage to or losses of privately owned property caused by employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, while acting within the scope of their employment.

The claims were presented to this Department within the time limit prescribed by the said act, and it is recommended that the amounts found due the claimants be certified to Congress as legal claims for payment out of appropriations that may be made therefor.

The following is a brief summary of the character of each claim, the amounts claimed and the amounts allowed:

1. Claimant Robert B. Putnam, 5024 Stoneleigh Street, Dallas, Tex. This claim is for personal injuries sustained by Mr. Putnam when his private automobile collided with an automobile of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the city of Dallas, Tex., on July 14, 1943. The official car was operated by Special Agent Richard B. Bro n while he was engaged in his official duties. The accident occurred about 9:45 p. m. at the intersection of Field and Ross Streets. Driving in a northerly direction on Field Street Mr. Putnam entered the intersection on a green traffic light. Special Agent Brown, accompanied by Special Agent Peter A. Ribar, was traveling in Ross Street at a rate of speed around 65 miles per hour in an emergency capacity with siren sounding and emergency red lights displayed.

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