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
Publication Date:
Frequency:
completely irregular

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Subjects / Keywords:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Claims -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Claims vs. Germany -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre:
serial   ( sobekcm )

Notes

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

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
aleph - 004822591
oclc - 50038280
System ID:
AA00008543:00032

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Mary


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* The above-named claimant has duly filed with the American Com-
missioner a written request that he fix a reasonable fee to be paid by


.her to her attorney, Henry


. Blair, of Washington


as corn-


pensation for whatever services have been rendered by him on behalf


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copy of which has been communicated to the attorney.


TIn this capsef an award


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f o the claimant


hisCommission on August 18, 1926, for $4,000,


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with interest thereon


at the rate of five per cent per annum


from January


1918, to the


date of payment,


which amount represents the value of certain shares


of


stock


owned
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by the claimant,


thereon


were


corporation, an
which securities


subjected


together
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exceptional


war


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certain


divi-


measures


Government of Germany.


It appears from the affidavits and document


filed


that some time


ior to September,
t, who subsequent
C arles Warner &


1921,


the claimant


a natural


born


British sub-


ly married an American citizen, retained e


Richardson,


Solicitors


hop's


Waltham,


Rants,


Engladd,


present


this claim


before


British


Clearing


Office in London, upon the supposition that she was a British subject


and entitled


the


recover through


losses sustained


her


proceedings


by reason of


before
action


that


Office,


German


Government.


Because of the change in the citizenship of the claim-


ant by reason of her marriage to an American


citizen


papers in


this case were returned by the British Clearing Office to these British


solicitors without final action thereon.


These papers were thereupon


forwarded


attorney


herein


Messrs.


Foster


Thomson,


attorneys of New


York City, by virtue of authority from the British


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the New


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as well as the personal services rendered by me, and in view of the fact


recovery carries


interest,


be between $750.00 and


I believe that compeni


$1,000.00.


Sted a statement from Messrs. Charles
r : Thiomson. Messrs. Charles Warnei


In respect to


nation in this matter
that I have hitherto


Warner & Richardson and Messrs.
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a:.teit that a fee of twenty-one guineas or $100.00 would cover their costs
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payments, and Messrs. Foster & Thomson
nation entirely with me.


have left


the question of com-


3. attorney'


expenses and


disbursements,


Att1,. are not included in the above sugge


which


he estimates at


charge for services.


claimant,


in her


reply,


admits


that


above


statements


sieur attorney are true and correct,


"excepting only that she believes


asked


as compensation


is excessive


since


a. ..*
ht recoory bears interest is irrelevant to the- actual
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amount of compensation asked i


fact


that


recovery itself,


between twenty and twenty-


cent of the principal sum," and that she considers the com-


tion in this case should not exceed fifteen
sum, or the sum of Six hundred dollars."


per cent of the prin-
The total amount re-


from


Treasury


Department


in payment


in this case was $6,117.13.


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take into consideration the work done by the British solicitors
section with the filing of this claim before the British Clearing


because the provision


Act of


of Section 9 of the Settlement of War


1928" limit the authority


a the fixing of fees for services rendered only


Lhis Commission.
out entering int


f th
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services


this


claim


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a detailed


rendered
. the A


merican


discussion of
his attorney


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in proceedings


character


in presenting
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iimznation of the records in this case, agrees with the contend
Mie. attorney that the fee of $750 proposed by him as a mi


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tion of
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aNow,


h before the ccumistc ancTes, and m view o:


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sider nations stated in the general Jurisdictional and Administrative
Decision rendered by the American Comissioner un ie
member 28, 1928, and after caretil examination and full consideration
of the information furnished in this proceeding by the attorney and


claimant


and


records


this


Commission


pertinent


questions involved, and after due deliberation thereon.


The American


Commissioner


decides


and


fixes


as the


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paid by the claimant, Mary


Turquand,


said at-


torney, Henry


P. Blair, in this case, the sum of seven hundred fifty


dollars ($750), in addition to whatever necessary disbursements were


expended


by this


attorney


on behalf


this


claimant


the said


to be paid by the claimant and received by the attorney as full com-


pensation for all services rendered in


prosecution


and


collection


of this


claim,


as defined


Section


9 of


" Settlement


War


Claims Act of 1928."


Done at Washington, D.


C., this 20th day of June,


1929.


CHANDLER


ANDERSON,


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Amerin Commissioner
Mixed Claims Conmisi
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