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which shall be certified by such hospital to the United States Court of Claims, and shall be approved and certified by such court to the Secretary of the Treasury, as being the amount of the reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by such hospital in providing for the care and treatment of the said Halsford V. Sharpe during the period beginning October 19, 1952, and ending on the day immediately prior to the date of the transfer of the said Halsford V. Sharpe to the hospital under the jurisdiction of the Public Health Service or the Veterans' Administration, as provided for in subsection (c).

(e) The payments to the Columbia Hospital of Richland County, South Carolina, of the sums referred to in subsections (a) and (d) and the transfer of the said Halsford V. Sharpe to a hospital under the jurisdiction of the Public Health Service or the Veterans' Administration for care and treatment therein on a permanent basis as provided for in subsection (c) shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States for reimbursement of expenses incurred in connection with the care and treatment of the said Halsford V. Sharpe.

(f) No part of either of the sums appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 percentum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with the claim or portion thereof settled by the payment of such sum, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding, nor shall any sum appropriated in this Act be paid to such agent or attorney with respect to amounts accrued after the date of enactment of this Act. Any person violating the provisions of this subsection shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved June 16, 1954.

(See 125 C. Cls. 712.)

LEGISLATION RELATING TO THE COURT OF

CLAIMS

[PRIVATE LAW 858—83D CONGRESS)

[CHAPTER 1023—2D SESSION)

H. R. 2874

AN ACT

To confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, determine, and

render judgment upon the claim of Mary K. Reynolds, as successor in interest to the Colonial Realty Company.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) notwithstanding any statute of limitation or lapse of time, any provision of law to the contrary, any release, or any prior acceptance by the claimant of partial performance by the United States, jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the Court of Claims to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claim of Mary K. Reynolds, as successor in interest to the Colonial Realty Company, against the United States resulting from the alleged failure of the Secretary of the Interior to complete the exchange of lands authorized and directed by the Act entitled "An Act providing for an exchange of lands between the Colonial Realty Company and the United States, and for other purposes", approved March 23, 1933 (48 Stat. 1295), as supplemented by the Act entitled "An Act giving credit for water charges paid on damaged land”, approved June 14, 1933 (48 Stat. 1300), in the manner and to the extent required by such Acts.

(b) Jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon said court (1) to proceed as a court of equity jurisdiction in the adjustment of accounts between the claimant and the United States, (2) to enter such order or decree granting equitable relief as justice and right shall require, and (3) to enforce any such order or

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decree in any manner or by any proceeding available to a district court of the United States for the enforcement of its orders and decrees.

Sec. 2. (a) Suit upon such claim may be instituted hereunder not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act. Except as otherwise provided herein, proceedings for the determination of such claim, and review and payment or performance of any judgment, order, or decree thereon shall be had in the same manner as in the case of claims over which such court has jurisdiction under section 1491 of title 28 of the United States Code.

(b) Payment of any judgment rendered hereunder for damages and compliance by the United States with any order or decree entered hereunder for equitable relief shall constitute a full and complete satisfaction of all claims and demands of the Colonial Realty Company, its successors and assigns, arising from the Acts cited in subsection 1 (a) of this Act.

Approved August 27, 1954.

LEGISLATION RELATING TO THE COURT OF

CLAIMS

[PRIVATE LAW 948—83D CONGRESS)

[CHAPTER 1193—2D SESSION)

S. 3494

AN ACT

For the relief of the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey the sum of $62,056.23, representing the amount of damages found by the United States Court of Claims (Congressional Numbered 17863, decided July 13, 1953, in response to S. R. 317, Eighty-first Congress) to have resulted from accidents in which trains of the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey were involved at a crossing voluntarily established for the convenience of the Government, which accidents were caused in part by the negligence of the Government: Provided That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved August 31, 1954.

(See 125 C. Cls. 562.)

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LEGISLATION RELATING TO THE COURT OF

CLAIMS

[PRIVATE Law 997—83D CONGRESS)

[CHAPTER 1251—2D SESSION)

H. R. 5461

AN ACT

To confer jurisdiction upon the United States Court of Claims to hear,

determine, and render judgment on the claim of Wah Chang Corporation against the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, notwithstanding any statute of limitations, lapse of time, or any prior court decision on this claim by any court of the United States, jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the United States Court of Claims to hear, determine, and render judgment on the claim of Wah Chang Corporation against the United States for compensation for loss of property and for removal expenses incurred as a result of the acquisition in the year 1942 by the United States for military purposes of pier numbered 13, New York foreign trade zone, Staten Island, New York, which had theretofore been leased by said Wah Chang Corporation and upon which the said Wah Chang Corporation had erected and maintained a tungsten processing plant.

SEC. 2. Suit upon such claim may be instituted hereunder not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act: Provided, however, That nothing contained in this Act shall be construed as an inference of liability on the part of the United States Government. Approved September 1, 1954. .

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