Relief of Certain Claimants who Suffered Loss by Fire in Minnesota During October, 1918

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1933 - Disaster relief - 145 pages
Considers (72) S. 2667.
 

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Page 43 - Any person who charges or collects, or attempts to charge or collect, either directly or indirectly, any fee or other compensation for assisting in any manner a veteran...
Page 93 - ... in those cases were stronger for the plaintiff than In the Stone action. On this appeal we must determine which of these two rules Is applicable to the facts in this case. The Trial Term dismissed the plaintiff's complaint. The Appellate Division has reversed and granted a new trial, holding that It was a question of fact for a Jury to determine whether the Third Avenue Railway Company was liable for an injury to the plaintiff happening on the line of the Forty-Second Street, Manhattanville &...
Page 48 - The United States insists that its citizens discharge their duties and obligations fully. In collecting income taxes, it does not accept a percentage of the amount due. This Government should, therefore, recognize its just obligations and, through Congress, ought to treat fairly with its citizens. Either the...
Page 66 - The committee will stand adjourned until 2:30. (Whereupon, at 12 o'clock m., the committee took a recess until 2:30 o'clock pm) AFTER RECESS The committee reconvened, at the expiration of the recess, at 2.30 o'clock pm The CHAIRMAN. The committee will please come to order.
Page 2 - SEC. 3. Any person violating any provision of this Act shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than one year, or both...
Page 43 - That no person who makes claim under this Act by virtue of having acquired and succeeded to the rights of the original claimant through purchase and assignment, from said claimant of said claim, shall receive more than the amount actually paid for such claim and assignment.
Page 93 - If the fire started by the railroad united with a fire or fires of other or unknown origin, it was a question of fact for a jury to determine whether or not the fire started by the railroad was a substantial element in creating the damage, and if so. the railroad was liable for the entire loss.
Page 1 - Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to each claimant or its or his heirs, administrators, executors, or successors, the amount of whose loss on account of fire originating from the operation of railroads by the United States in the State of Minnesota on or about October 12, 1918, has been determined by court proceedings or by the Director General of Railroads, the difference between the amount of such loss so determined and the amount actually paid by the United States to such claimant...
Page 143 - It says : These claimants would then have no standing, either in law or in equity, but in these cases the liability of the Railroad Administration was determined by juries, by the trial courts, and by the Supreme Court of Minnesota. The amount of the loss was actually determined and agreed upon by the Railroad Administration and the claimant. In such case, can the Government of the United States justifiably settle such a liability for 50 per cent of that loss, 40 per cent of that loss, or any other...
Page 42 - Minnesota during 1918, having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it do pass with an amendment. Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof the following : " SECTION. 1. That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to each claimant or...

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