Decision no. ... in the matter of fixing reasonable fees for attorneys or agents under the authority of Section 9 of the...

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Title:
Decision no. ... in the matter of fixing reasonable fees for attorneys or agents under the authority of Section 9 of the "Settlement of War Claims Act of 1928."
At head of title:
American Commissioner
Physical Description:
v. : ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Mixed Claims Commission, United States and Germany
Publisher:
U.S. G.P.O.
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C
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completely irregular

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World War, 1914-1918 -- Claims -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Claims vs. Germany -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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serial   ( sobekcm )

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Dates or Sequential Designation:
No. 1 -
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Title from cover.

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University of Florida
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THE AMERICAN COMMISSIONER

MIXED CLAIMS COMMISSION

UNITED STATES AND GERMANY


DECISION NO. 66

IN THE MATTER OF


FIXING


REASONABLE


FEES


FOR


ATTORNEYS


OR


AGENTS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF SECTION 9 OF
THE "SETTLEMENT OF WAR CLAIMS ACT OF 1928"



DOCKET NO. 15207


Mrs. Wilhelmine Morsey,


Claimant


Vincent A. Carro Attorney


CHANDLER P. ANDERSON,


Ame l-can


Commissioner




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United States and Germany



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UNITED


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AND


the Agreement between


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of August 10, 1922


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THE


AMERICAN


MIXED

UNITED


CLAIMS

STATES


COMMISSIONER

COMMISSION


AND


GERMANY


DECISION NO.


IN THE MATTER OF


FIXING


AGENTS


REASONABLE


UNDER


FEES


FOR


THE AUTHORITY


ATTORNEYS
OF SECTION


OR


9 OF


THE


" SETTLEMENT OF WAR CLAIMS ACT OF 1928 "


DOCKET NO. 15207


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WVilhelm.ine Moorsey, Cla:iman.t

n cent A. Car roll, Attorney


The above-named claimant has duly filed with the American Com-


missioner a written request that he fi


by her to her attorney,


sylvania,


a reasonable fee to be paid


Vincent A. Carroll, of Philadelphia, Penn-


as compensation for whatever services have been rendered


by him on behalf of and


with the authority of the claimant, such
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services being of the character described in the provisions of Section
9 of the Settlement of WnVr Claims Act. of 19o8."




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nation has


been brought to


the attention


claimant


who


filed a letter in reply, a copy


of which has


been


transmitted


attorney.


In this case an award


was rendered


by this


Commission


on Feb-


ruary 20, 1930, on


behalf


of the claimant


for $818.54,


with interest


thereon


rate


five


cent


annum


from


January


1920,


date of payment,


which


amount


represents


two


debt


consisting of bank balances,


which


were owing to the claimant as of


April


1917, from


German nationals.


The


total


amount


received


by the claimant from


Treasury


Department,


on or about


April


14, 1980, in payment of this award was $1,270.35.


appears
records


torney filed


from


this


with


information


Commission


filed


that


the Department of State


parties


June


notice of


and


, 1928,
a claim


from


on be-


half


of 321


German


customers of Weniger


Government


bonds.


& Company,


January


who
1929


had


purchased
r claimant


wrote
"that


attorney


you


or deposits


would
before


that


able


Weniger


advise


war


Company


me,


Germany,


as to


had


certain


as I really


informed


investments
thought this


money was lost owing to the war."


February


, 1929,


attorney


wrote


claimant


that


would


" make


an investigation in this matter


and


advise


you


asto


status


Agency


your


before


this


claim.


Commission


February


wrote


, 1929,


claimant


American
concern-


ing her claim, enclosing a
copies of a Questionnaire.


" circular letter in bond claims "


On February 26


and four


, 1929. the attorney wrote


the claimant


, requesting her to call at hi


office


" for the


purpose of


executing the


proof


claim "


and


nstructing


bring


with


her a naturalization certificate.


On February 27, 1929


the claimant


replied, stating


that she


would


call


on Saturday


with


neces-




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March


relative
(with


, 1929,


reference


bani
to


claimant
Account


executed
claims.


compensation),


Questionnaire


answer


claimant


form


No.


Question


repeated


pre-


vious statement.


The


Answer of the


German


Agent,


filed


December


1929


with


reference to the bank account claims.


admitted liability


for balances


Marks


Marks
award.


3970


1939


and


3176.86,


as of March


refused
1. which


recognize


was


a credit


allowed


further


claimant


andi


claimant


admitted.


with


The


evidence


on1
with


bond


however


December


was
1929


respect


claim


other similar claims, and


The application


out and


forwarded


fil


item


under


led by
waivers
s for


Docket


was dismissed


for payment of the award


claimant


direct


attorney
S.


were


which
15098


or the


executed
liability


was


on April


in this claim


Trea


by
was


included
, 1930.
was filled
r Depart-


ment.


On April


1930


,the attorney


sent


the claimant


a bill


his services,


in accordance


with


verbal


agreement.


Subsequent


efforts to adjust the matter were unsuccessful.
The claimant does not deny that she employed the attorney or that


rendered


services


to be determined i


on her
what is


behalf.


Accordingly,


the value of the attorney


sole


question


services ?


Now


therefore


in view


of the consideration


above set


forth


and


of those stated in the general Administrative and Jurisdictional De-
cision and in Administrative Decision No. II, rendered by the Ameri-


can Commissioner under dates of September


28, 1928,


and August 30,


1930, respectively, and after careful examination and ful


considera-


tion of the information furnished in this proceeding by the attorney


and the claimant and by the record


of this Commission pertinent to


the questions involved, and after due deliberation thereon,


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442

claim, as defined in Section 9 of the Settlement of War Claims Act
of 1928."


Done at Washington, D.


C., this 3d day of September, 1930.


CHANDLER P


AtlNDERSN,


Americat Commissioner,
Miwed Clairn Cormrumsion,
United States and Gernmavw.



















































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