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JUDGMENTS RENDERED AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT

BY THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTS

COMMUNICATION

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THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

PURSUANT TO LAW RECORDS OF JUDGMENTS RENDERED AGAINST

THE GOVERNMENT BY THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTS, AS SUBMITTED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, February 20), 1931.- Read, referred to the Com

mittee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, February 20, 1931. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress, in accordance with the provisions contained in the deficiency act of April 27, 1904 (U. S. C., title 31, sec. 582, par. 2), records of judgments rendered against the Government by the United States district courts, as submitted by the Attorney General through the Secretary of the Treasury, as follows: Under the Treasury Department..

$19, 906. 23 The necessity for the appropriation asked is explained in the letter of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget transmitted herewith, in whose conclusions and observations thereon I concur. Respectfully,

HERBERT HOOVER. SD—71-3-VOL 15- -6

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, February 20, 1931. SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith for your consideration, in accordance with the provisions contained in the deficiency act of April 27, 1904 (U.S. C., title 31, sec. 582, par. 2), records of judgments rendered against the Government by the United States district courts, as submitted by the Attorney General through the Secretary of the Treasury, as follows: Under the Treasury Department..

--- $19, 906. 23 The references to the special acts under which these judgments were rendered are set forth in the papers accompanying the inclosed letter of the Secretary of the Treasury transmitting the judgments for consideration.

For the payment of the judgments there is required an appropriation of $19,906.23, including costs, with the proviso that the judgments shall not be paid until the right of appeal shall have expired.

Since the foregoing is an obligation of the Government lawfully imposed, and which (subject to the reserved right of appeal) must be paid, an appropriation for that purpose is necessary at this time. Very respectfully,

J. CLAWSON ROOP,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget. The PRESIDENT.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, February 20, 1931. The DIRECTOR BUREAU OF THE BUDGET.

SIR: There are transmitted herewith for submission to Congress, in compliance with the provisions contained in the act of April 27, 1904 (U. S. C., title 31, sec. 582, par. 2), records of judgments rendered against the Government by the United States district courts in certain special cases as submitted to the Treasury Department by the Attorney General, as follows: Under the Treasury Department.--

--- $19, 906. 23 The references to the special acts under which suits were instituted in these cases are shown in the accompanying papers.

For the payment of these judgments there is required an appropriation of $19,906.23, including costs, provided that said judgments shall not be paid until the right of appeal shall have expired. Respectfully,

A. W. MELLON, Secretary of the Treasury.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,

Washington, D. C., February 13, 1931. The SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY,

Washington, D. C. Sir: By authority of a private act of Congress approved the 22d day of January, 1929 (Private-No. 325—70th Cong., H. R. 10908), entitled “An act for the relief of the L. Pickert Fish Co. (Inc.),” the L. Pickert Fish Co. filed a complaint in the United States District

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Court for the District of Massachusetts against the United States to recover damages sustained by the wharf of the L. Pickert Fish Co. at Provincetown, Mass., on or about November 15, 1926, through collision therewith by the U. S. Coast Guard cutter Morrill. Final decree has been entered in this case in the amount of $14,906.23.

We are inclosing herewith certified copy of the final decree and request that it be placed in line for appropriation and payment. Respectfully,

J. FRANK STALEY,
Acting Head, Admiralty Division

(For the Attorney General).
Name: L. Pickert Fish Co.
Amount: $14,446.83.
Costs: $459.40.
Date of judgment: December 29, 1930.

Nature of claim: Damages sustained by the wharf of the plaintiff at Provincetown, Mass., through collision by U. S. Coast Guard cutter Morrill (Treasury).

Final decree: Judgment entered on verdict for plaintiff in sum of $14,446.83 damages, and costs $459.40.

Suit filed under provisions of an act entitled “An act for the relief of the L. Pickert Fish Co. (Inc.),” approved January 22, 1929 (Private Act No. 325, 70th Cong., 45 Stat., pt. 2, p. 2040).

Court: United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,

Washington, D. C., February 18, 1931. The SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY.

Sir: By authority of a private act of Congress, approved July 3, 1930, Barzilla William Bramble, as master and managing owner of the schooner Cora Peake, filed a libel againt the United States as owner of the Coast Guard cutter Apache to recover damages through collision between the above vessels which occurred August 2, 1919. The cutter was held at fault and damages were assesed at $5,000 and final decree entered in that amount.

We are inclosing herewith certified copy of the final decree in the amount of $5,000, which we request be placed in line for appropriation and payment. Respectfully,

J. FRANK STALEY,
Acting Head, Admiralty Division

(For the Attorney General). Name: Barzilla William Bramble, master and managing owner of the schooner Cora Peake.

Amount: $5,000.
Costs: None.
Date of judgment: December 24, 1930.

Nature of claim: Damages due to collision between schooner Cora Pcake and Coast Guard cutter Apache (Treasury).

Final decree: Ordered, adjudged, and decreed by the District Court of the United States for the district of Maryland, sitting in admiralty, that the libellant, Barzilla William Bramble, master and managing owner of the schooner Cora Peake have, receive, and recover of the United States of America, the sum of $5,000.

Suit filed under provisions of an act entitled "An act for the relief of Barzilla William Bramble," approved July 3, 1930 (Private Act No. 269, 71st Cong., 2d sess.).

Court: United States District Court, District of Maryland.

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