20 U.S. Code § 4017 - Recovery of costs
(a) Loan condition
(1) As a condition of the award of any financial assistance under section 4014 of this title, the recipient of any such loan or grant shall permit the United States to sue on behalf of such recipient any person determined by the Attorney General to be liable to the recipient for the costs of any activities undertaken by the recipient under such section.
(2) The proceeds from any judgment recovered in any suit brought by the United States under paragraph (1) (or, if the recipient files a similar suit on its own behalf, the proceeds from a judgment recovered by the recipient in such suit) shall be used to repay to the United States, by deposit in the Asbestos Trust Fund established by section 4022 of this title, to the extent that the proceeds are sufficient to provide for such repayment, an amount equal to the sum of—
Source(Pub. L. 98–377, title V, § 508,Aug. 11, 1984, 98 Stat. 1293; Pub. L. 101–637, §§ 9, 14 (a)(8), (b)(10), (11), (c)(5),Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4592, 4594–4596.)
1990—Pub. L. 101–637, § 14(a)(8), inserted section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–637, § 14(b)(10), inserted heading.
Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 101–637, § 14(c)(5), substituted “section” for “sections” after “such”.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 101–637, § 9, inserted “by deposit in the Asbestos Trust Fund established by section 4022 of this title,” after “repay to the United States,”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–637, § 14(b)(11), inserted heading.
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