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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 465 -467-SEPT. 30, 1944 [CHAPTER 465] September 30,1944 [H. R. 2473] [Private Law 395] James Wilson. September 30, 1944 [H. R. 2624] [Private Law 396] Claim of J. R. Dixon. AN ACT For the relief of James Wilson. 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 not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $3,718.27, to James Wilson, of Berkeley, California, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for personal injuries sustained and expenses incurred by him when he was struck by a United States Army truck, at the intersection of University and San Pablo Avenues in the city of Berkeley, California, on January 16, 1942: 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 September 30, 1944. [CHAPTER 466] AN ACT To confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claim of J. R . Dixon. 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 Court of Claims to hear, determine, and render judgment upon, notwithstanding the laches or lapse of time or any provision of law to the contrary, the claim of J. R. Dixon, of Nansemond County, Virginia, against the United States for damages alleged to have been sustained as a result of injuries to certain oyster beds and oysters on such beds, operated by the said J. R. Dixon under perpetual franchise or lease from the Commonwealth of Virginia, caused by officers, employees, and/or agents of the United States in performing dredging operations in the Nansemond River during the years 1941, 1942, and/or 1943. Such suit shall be instituted within six months from the date of enactment of this Act, and the liability of the United States in such suit shall be determined upon the same principles and measures of liability as in like cases between private idividuals. Approved September 30, 1944. [CHAPTER 4671 September 30, 1944 [H. R. 2845] [Private Law 397] AN ACT For the relief of John J. Beaton. Jo.Beton. 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 John J. Beaton, Wareham, Massachusetts, the sum of $2,073.19. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States for damage to the grounds and dwelling of the said John J. Beaton on Chapel Street, Wareham, Massachusetts, and damage to, and destruction of, certain personal property of the said John J. Beaton caused on March 12, 1942, by a United States Army truck: Provided, 1030 [58 STAT.