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56 STAT.] 77TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CHS. 609, 611 , 612-OCT. 15,16,1942 [CHAPTER 609] AN ACT Conferring jurisdiction upon the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claim of James H. Lane. 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 United States District Court for the District of Connecticut to hear, determine, and render judgment, as though the United States were suable in tort, upon the claim of James H. Lane, of Mason's Island, Mystic, Connecticut, for damages resulting from property damage and personal injuries sustained by him on April 10, 1941, by reason of being struck by a United States mail truck at Linden and Pine Streets in Providence, Rhode Island: Provided, That the judgment, if any, shall not exceed $5,000. SEC. 2 . Suit upon such claim may be instituted at any time within one year from the effective date of this Act, notwithstanding the lapse of time or any statute of limitations. Proceedings for the determina- tion of such claim, appeals therefrom, and payment of any judg- ments thereon shall be in the same manner as in the cases over which such court has jurisdiction under the provisions of paragraph twen- tieth of section 24 of the Judicial Code, as amended. Approved, October 15, 1942. [CHAPTER 611] AN ACT For the relief of the Rock Hill Stone and Gravel Company, of St. Louis, Missouri. 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 the Rock Hill Stone and Gravel Company, the sum of $3,766.13. The payment of such sum shall be in full satisfaction of the claim of the Rock Hill Stone and Gravel Company against the United States for the value of one Northwestern gasoline caterpillar crane belonging to said company, which was demolished by falling from the quarry incline road to the quarry floor of the Rock Hill quarry while being operated by Federal Works Progress Administration employees in St. Louis County, Mis- souri, on September 10, 1938: 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, October 16, 1942. [CHAPTER 612] AN ACT For the relief of Ruth D. and Henry L. Brittingham. 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, to Ruth D. Brittingham, of Washington, District of Columbia, the sum of $5,499.20 and to Henry L. Brittmgham, of Washington, District of 6614°--43-PT . II- --8 1209 October 15, 1942 [S. 2264] [Private Law 512] James H. Lane. Jurisdiction of court to hear claim. Proviso. Institution of suit. October 16, 1942 [S. 1853] [Private Law 513] Rock Hill Stone and Gravel Company. Payment to. Provso. October 16, 1942 [S. 2273] [Private Law 5141 Ruth D. Britting- ham and Henry L. Brittingham. Payments to.