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:
AA00008543:00039

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UNDER


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"SETTLEMENT


AUTHORITY


WAR


DOCKET NO.


CLAIMS


WhitmMan & Kncuth


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ACT


9 OF
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4064


Sabove-named


claimant


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filed


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American


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a written


agent,


request


that


Whitman


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& Knauth, Inc.


of New


York


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whatever


services


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by the agent on behalf of and with the authority of the claim-


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services being of the character described in the provisions


9 of the


"Settlement of War Claims Act of 1928."


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giving the information


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and


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they desire to


Frederick L. Cramer,
have considered by the


Commissioner as showing the reasonableness of the fee asked, copies


of which affidavits have
filed no reply thereto.


been


transmitted


the claimant,


who has


In this case an award was rendered by this Commission on
1924, on behalf of the claimant, for $2967.23, with iteres


at the rate of five


per cent


per annum


from August 9,


1917,


to the


4s of payment. The total amount received by the
STreasury Department, on or about July 16, 1928, in


ts award,


payment of


was $4,607.99. 1


The


services


amount


asked


attorneys,


Katz


agent,


Sommerich,


which


and


includes
expenses


and


disbursements


ceived


is a sum


by the claimant


equal
from


fifteen


Treasury


cent of the amount re-


Department


min payment


of her award.


The conditions and


respect
sioner


identical


with


decision


in a similar proceeding,


circumstances of


that


dealt


this case


with


are in


American


essential
Commis-


Decision No. 40), rendered June 25, 1929,
brought by another claimant, for fixing the


fees to be paid to the same agent who represents the claimant in thi


case.
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Knauth. Nachod


7, the claimant, by a


Kuhne


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power of attorney, authorized


York


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this estate was settled, and a deposit of


SwKnuth, Nachod & Kuhne branch
ber, 1922, the claimant, in reply to a let


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City,
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represent


died


Germany.


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Knauth, Nachod


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that firm


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power


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department


& Knauth, Inc., the agent herein.


was


transferred


On March 6, 1924, the


ezt by a power of attorney, authorized this agent to prosecute


t aim and to
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remit the


proceeds of whatever might be realized.


power


usly


attorney


given,


and


expressly
contained


revoked
powers


powers


attorney


substitution.


[to the agent so much of the claimant'


right, title, and interest


:I th: : .claim
I 3eclaim


"as will


cover whatever


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cost and expenses" the


together


with


a fee


agent


commensurate


the services hereunder rendered


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proceedings


by the agent or its attorneys.


before this Commission leading up to the award in


oase ere conducted by Katz & Sommerich,


"the agent as substituted attorneys.
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who were appointed


The claimant made no obje6-


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


it tmintil after the enactment of the


"Settlement of War


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which by Section 9 authorized


the American


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to fix reasonable fees upon the request of claimants.


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^.g.t and its attorneys was contingent upon securing and collecting
Has award, and that the fee to be paid includes all disbursements and


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value of the


by the agent and its attorneys, and in view


of the


iderations


stated


in the


general


Jurisdictional


and


Adminis-


ive Decision rendered by the American Commissioner under date


, September 28, 1928, and after careful
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the services of Katz & Sommerich


, the attorneys for the agent, and all


expenses


and


disbursements,


and


paid


said


claimant


and received


the agent


for itself


and


attorneys


as full


corn~


pensation for all services rendered in


of this


claim,


as defined


Section


9 of


prosecution and collection
the "Settlement of War


Claims Act of 1928."


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