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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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 )

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

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University of Florida
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AUTHORITY


WAR


, Marie Fredericka Schmidt, Claimant


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Knauth,


Agent


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7328


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giving the information


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have considered by the


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has ilied an affidavit in reply, aI copy of whih ihas been MTe
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rendered


8, 1926, on behalf of the claimant,


Commission


for $5,587.97,


with in-


con at the rate of five per cent per annum frtn january


Sthe date of payment.


from the


The total amount recei


Treasury Department on


or about July


11, 1928,


in payment of this award, was $7,88&22.
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service of its attorneys, Katz & Somn
isbursements, is a smn equal to fifteen


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per cent of


includes
expenses


the
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amount re-


,eizved by the claimant from the Treasury Department in payment of


her award.


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that


this


claim


was finally treated


as a debt


claim,


and


not as an estate claim, the conditions and


circumstances in this case


r in other es ential respects identical
Smerican Commissioner in his decision,


with
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that dealt
vision No.


with


by the


0), rendered


June 25, 1929, in a similar proceeding, brought by another claimant,


bLr Jixng .th fees to be paid to the same agent
paimant in this case.
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who


represents the


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l to the dlaimautby ar aunt, who died in G
August 2, 1921, as statd by the claimant, and


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relating to a legacy
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on August 8, 1921, as


st~ited
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the claimant


paid


of $15.40 for "advances made


Knauth,


consul


Nachod


& Kuhn.


certificates, certi-


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*i iled a petition in support of her claim. The claim was
Md in a list of claims presented to the Department of State by
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transferred


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Whitman


attorney


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executed


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agent


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powers of


ubstitution.


claim and


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attorney previously


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remit


powers of attorney


given and con-


to the agent so much


's right,


title, and interest in the claim "h as will cover


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conummensurate


agent


mission leading i
Katz & Sommerich,


attorneys.


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or its


have


with


reasonably sus-


services


attorneys.


award


here-


proceedings


in this case


were-


who were appointed by the agent


claimant


made


no objection


: claim or to the compensation fixed by the agent until


q enactment of the "Settlement of War Claims Act of 1928,"


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9 authorized


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Commissioner


fees upon the request of claimants.


mount of


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paid


claimant


August,


1921,


h Nachod


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before


this claim


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and


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Commission.


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hereby


incorporated,


reference,


this


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information


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Commission
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questions


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paid


Witman


Commissioner


by the


decides


claimant, Marie


Knauth,


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and fixes


as the reasonable


Fredericka


thi s


case,


Schmidt


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amount


received


this claim


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Department


said


in payment


include


thea


services


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of Katz


neys for the agent, and all expenses anddisbw


ltobepaid by the said claimant and received by the


and it attorneys as


full


compensation


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eSettlement of WarClaims Act of 1928."
ot shington, D. C., this 26th day of
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CHANDLER P


defined by Section 9

June, 1929.


. ANDERSON,


American Commissioner,
Mixed Claims Commission,
United States and Germany.


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