50a U.S. Code Rule - Fees of agents, attorneys, or representatives
No property or interest or proceeds shall be returned under this Act [sections 1 to 6, 7 to 39, and 41 to 44 of this Appendix], nor shall any payment be made or judgment awarded in respect of any property or interest vested in or transferred to any officer or agency of the United States under this Act [said sections] unless satisfactory evidence is furnished to the President or such officer or agency as he may designate, or the court, as the case may be, that the aggregate of the fees to be paid to all agents, attorneys at law or in fact, or representatives, for services rendered in connection with such return or payment or judgment does not exceed 10 per centum of the value of such property or interest or proceeds or of such payment. Any agent, attorney at law or in fact, or representative, believing that the aggregate of the fees should be in excess of such 10 per centum may in the case of any return of, or the making of any payment in respect of, such property or interest or proceeds by the President or such officer or agency as he may designate, petition the district court of the United States for the district in which he resides for an order authorizing fees in excess of 10 per centum and shall name such officer or agency as respondent. The court hearing such petition, or a court awarding any judgment in respect of any such property or interest or proceeds, as the case may be, shall approve an aggregate of fees in excess of 10 per centum of the value of such property or interest or proceeds only upon a finding that there exist special circumstances of unusual hardship which require the payment of such excess. Any person accepting any fee in excess of an amount approved hereunder, or retaining for more than thirty days any portion of a fee, accepted prior to approval hereunder, in excess of the fee as approved, shall be guilty of a violation of this Act [said sections].
Source(Oct. 6, 1917, ch. 106, § 20, as added Mar. 4, 1923, ch. 285, § 2,42 Stat. 1515; amended Mar. 10, 1928, ch. 167, § 9(c),45 Stat. 267; Mar. 8, 1946, ch. 83, § 2,60 Stat. 54; June 25, 1956, ch. 436, 70 Stat. 331.)
1956—Act June 25, 1956, struck out provisions which required a schedule of fees to be furnished to, and approved by, the President or such officer or agency as he designated, and which permitted approval of such schedule of fees only upon a determination that the individual fees did not exceed fair compensation for services rendered.
1946—Act Mar. 8, 1946, raised limitation of fees from 3 per centum of amount involved to 10 per centum.
1928—Act Mar. 10, 1928, inserted “at law or in fact” after “attorney” wherever appearing.
Transfer of Functions
Functions of Alien Property Custodian and Office of Alien Property Custodian, except those relating to property or interest in Philippines, vested in Attorney General. See notes set out under section 6 of this Appendix.
Ex. Ord. No. 9725. Administration of Powers and Authority of President by Alien Property Custodian
The Alien Property Custodian is designated as the officer to administer the powers and authority conferred upon the President by section 20 of the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended by Public Law 322, 79th Congress, approved March 8, 1946 [this section], and by section 32 of the said act, as added by the said Public Law 322 [section 32 of this Appendix].
The Alien Property Custodian may delegate to officers and employees of the Office of Alien Property Custodian such functions as he may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this order.
This order shall not be construed as revoking or limiting any power or authority heretofore delegated to the Alien Property Custodian.Harry S. Truman.