50a U.S. Code Rule - Notice of claim; institution of suits; computation of time
No return may be made pursuant to section 9 or 32 [section 9 or 32 of this Appendix] unless notice of claim has been filed:
(a) in the case of any property or interest acquired by the United States prior to December 18, 1941, by August 9, 1948; or
(b) in the case of any property or interest acquired by the United States on or after December 18, 1941, not later than one year from February 9, 1954, or two years from the vesting of the property or interest in respect of which the claim is made, whichever is later. No suit pursuant to section 9 [section 9 of this Appendix] may be instituted after April 30, 1949, or after the expiration of two years from the date of the seizure by or vesting in the Alien Property Custodian, as the case may be, of the property or interest in respect of which relief is sought, whichever is later, but in computing such two years there shall be excluded any period during which there was pending a suit or claim for return pursuant to section 9 or 32 (a) hereof [section 9 or 32 (a) of this Appendix].
Source(Oct. 6, 1917, ch. 106, § 33, as added Dec. 18, 1941, ch. 593, title III, § 305, as added Aug. 8, 1946, ch. 878, § 1,60 Stat. 925; amended Aug. 5, 1947, ch. 499, § 3,61 Stat. 786; July 1, 1948, ch. 794, 62 Stat. 1218; Feb. 9, 1954, ch. 4, 68 Stat. 7; Aug. 23, 1954, ch. 830, § 2,68 Stat. 768; Pub. L. 87–846, title II, § 204(b),Oct. 22, 1962, 76 Stat. 1115.)
Section was formerly classified to section 620 of this Appendix.
1962—Pub. L. 87–846struck out provision for return of property to successor organizations pursuant to section 32 (h) of this Appendix if notice of claim was filed before expiration of one year from Aug. 23, 1954.
1954—Act Aug. 23, 1954, inserted before period at end of first sentence “except that return may be made to successor organizations designated pursuant to section 32 (h) hereof if notice of claim is filed before the expiration of one year from the effective date of this Act”.
Act Feb. 9, 1954, substituted “not later than one year from February 9, 1954” for “by April 30, 1949” in first sentence.
1948—Act July 1, 1948, amended section generally, extending time for filing claims under section 9 or 32 of this Appendix.
1947—Act Aug. 5, 1947, provided that notice of certain claims could be filed by Aug. 8, 1948, or that Italian notice of claim could be filed by July 31, 1949.
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.