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1058 75TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION-CHS. 670, 671-AUGUST 16, 1937 [CHAPTER 670] August 16, 1937 IH. R. 420] [Private, No. 296] Marjorie L. Baxter. Payment to. Proviso. Limitation on attor- ney's, etc., fees. Penalty for viola- tion. August 16, 1937 [H.B.851] [Private, No. 297] A. F. Amory. Claim of, submitted to district court. Jurisdiction. Provisos. Notice to Attorney General. Commencement of juit. AN ACT For the relief of Marjorie L. Baxter. 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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury allocated by the President for the maintenance and operation of the Civilian Conservation Corps, to Marjorie L. Baxter, of Port Chester, New York, the sum of $3,500. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States for damages sustained by the said Marjorie L. Baxter on account of permanent injuries received when the auto- mobile in which she was riding was struck on the Bronx River Park- way near Crestwood, New York, April 24, 1934, by a motor vehicle in the service of the Civilian Conservation Corps: 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 16, 1937. [CHAPTER 671] AN ACT Conferring jurisdiction upon the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claim of A. F. Amory. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claim of A. F. Amory, of Hampton, Virginia, against the United States for damages alleged to have been caused on the early morning of August 6,1929, by a collision in the harbor of Cape May, New Jersey, between a submerged wreck alleged to have been then in custody of the United States Coast Guard, at Cape May, New Jersey, and the power boat Mocking Bird, owned and operated by the said A. F. Amory, as a result whereof it is alleged that the said power boat Mocking Bird sustained substantial damage, and the same may be sued for by the said A. F. Amory in the District Court of the United States for the District of New Jersey, sitting as a court of admiralty and acting under the rules governing such court, and said court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine such suit and to enter a judgment or decree for the amount of such dam- ages and costs, if any, as shall be found to be due against the United States in favor of the said A. F. Amory upon the same principles and measures of liability as in like cases between private parties and with the same rights of appeal: Provided, That such notice of the suit shall be given to the Attorney General of the United States as may be provided for by order of the said court, and it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to cause the United States attorney in such district to appear and defend said United States: Provided further, That said suit shall be brought and commenced within four months from the date of the passage of this Act. Approved, August 16, 1937.