No attorney shall charge, demand, receive, or collect for services rendered, fees in excess of 25 per centum of any judgment rendered pursuant to section
1346(b) of this title or any settlement made pursuant to section
2677 of this title, or in excess of 20 per centum of any award, compromise, or settlement made pursuant to section
2672 of this title.
Any attorney who charges, demands, receives, or collects for services rendered in connection with such claim any amount in excess of that allowed under this section, if recovery be had, shall be fined not more than $2,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 944 (Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, § 422,60 Stat. 846).
Words “shall be guilty of a misdemeanor” and “shall, upon conviction thereof”, in the second sentence, were omitted in conformity with revised title 18, U.S.C., Crimes and Criminal Procedure (H.R. 1600, 80th Cong.). See sections 1 and 2 of said revised title 18.
Changes were made in phraseology.
Senate Revision Amendment
This section was renumbered “2677” by Senate amendment. See 80th Congress Senate Report No. 1559.
1966—Pub. L. 89–506raised the limitations on allowable attorneys fees from 10 to 20 percent for administrative settlements and from 20 to 25 percent for fees in cases after suit is filed and removed the requirement of agency or court allowance of the amount of attorneys fees.
Effective Date of 1966 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 89–506applicable to claims accruing six months or more after July 18, 1966, see section 10 ofPub. L. 89–506, set out as a note under section
2672 of this title.
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