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

Subjects

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.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 004822591
oclc - 50038280
System ID:
AA00008543:00037

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7483


Wald vogel, Claimant


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ve-named claimant has duly filed with the American Corn-


a written


request


that he


a reasonable


paid


his agent, Whitman & Knauth, Inc., of New York City,

compensationn for whatever services have been rendered by

on behalf of and with the authority of the claimant, such


being of the character described in the provisions of Section

" Settlement of War Claims Act of 1928."


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CLAIMS


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REASONABLE


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giving the information


which


they


desire to have considered by the


Commissioner, a


showing the reasonableness of the fee asked,


which


information has been brought to
a letter in reply stating,


the attention of the claimant, who
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writing,


with anyone.


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transmitted to the attorneys for the agent,


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of this letter has been


who have filed an affidavit


sw to by Mr. Marx in reply, a copy of which has been


Stp the claimant,


who has filed an affidavit in reply.


In thi


case an award was rendered by this Commission on


rovem-


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r 8, 1926, on behalf
ereon, at the rate of fi
the date of payment.


of the


claimant


$5,235.02,


ire per cent per annumi from Augs
The total amount received by the ch


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Treasury


Department, on or about June


, 1928, in


pay-


of this award,


eTe


amount of


rces of


attorney,


was $8,108.51.


asked


Katz


agent,


Sommerich,


which. nl...An k


and


bursements,


is a sum


equal


fifteen


cent


amount


received by the claimant from the


Treasury


Department a D mea


of his award.


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this case.


editions and circumstances of this


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with


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proceeding,


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that


dealt


(Decision No.


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same agent


with


case
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are ii
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ican Commis-


40), rendered June 25, 1929, in


another
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claimant,
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In February,
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1920


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Vereinsbank


thereafter


estate
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the claimar


Kuhne


it, by a
of New


, Filiale Goppingen,


father,


collected


who


petitioner'


power of attorney author-
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to represent him in the settle-


died


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share


the estate,


which


was deposited


with that


bank.


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1922


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, Knauth, Nachod


& Kuhne


became


bankrupt;


its power


>rney department was transferred to


Whitman & Knauth, Inc.,


agent herein.


March


1924,


the claimant,


by a


power of


aoney, authorized


this


agent


prosecute his claim and


remit


: proceeds of whatever might be realized.


This power of attorney


ressly


revoked


powers


attorney


previously


given,


and


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stained powers of substitution.


It assigned


to the agent so much


:i,,he claimant


right,


title, and interest in the claim as will cover


.itever costs and expenses" the agent "may


have reasonably sus-


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with


a fee


commensurate


with


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ider rendered" by the agent or its attorneys.


claimant signed and


verified a


the same date


petition in support of his claim.


proceedings before this Commission leading up


case were conducted by Katz & Sonmmerich,


he agent as substituted attorneys.


to the award in


who were appointed


The claimant made no objec-


to the conduct of his claim or to the compensation fixed by the


it until after the enactment of


1928,"


which


Section


" Settlement of War Claims


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to fix reasonable fees upon the request of claimants.
sons and considerations set forth in Decision No. 40.


y incorporated


by reference in


which


decision, apply equally


se and result in corresponding conclusions.


therefore


, considering


that


payment


any


1 its attorneys was contingent upon securing and


collecting


, and that the fee to be paid includes all disbursements and


:plenes, and considering the character and extent and value of the
i lic'es rendered by the agent and its attorneys, and in view of the


icouasiderations


stated


general


Jurisdictional


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I-txative Decision rendered by the American Commissioner under date
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1928, and after careful


examination and full


f the information furnished in these


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apartment in


payment of the award


rendered


on his


behalf, the said


include


the services of Katz & Sommerich,


the attorneys for


the agent, and all expenses and disbursements, and to- be paid by the


said


claimant and received


by the agent


for itself


and its attorneys


as full compensation for all services rendered in the prosecution and


collection of this claim


, as defined by Section 9 of the Settlement of


War Claims Act of 1928."


Done at


Washington,


C., this 26th day of June, 1929.


CHANDLER P


ANDERSON


American Commissioner,


Miced Claims


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United


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