2012 US Code
Title 28 - Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
Part VI - PARTICULAR PROCEEDINGS (§§ 2201 - 4105)
Chapter 171 - TORT CLAIMS PROCEDURE (§§ 2671 - 2680)
Section 2678 - Attorney fees; penalty
|Publication Title||United States Code, 2012 Edition, Title 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE|
|Category||Bills and Statutes|
|Collection||United States Code|
|SuDoc Class Number||Y 1.2/5:|
|Contained Within||Title 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE |
PART VI - PARTICULAR PROCEEDINGS
CHAPTER 171 - TORT CLAIMS PROCEDURE
Sec. 2678 - Attorney fees; penalty
|Laws in Effect as of Date||January 15, 2013|
|Source Credit||June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 984; Pub. L. 89-506, §4, July 18, 1966, 80 Stat. 307.|
|Statutes at Large References||60 Stat. 846 |
62 Stat. 984
80 Stat. 307
|Public Law References||Public Law 89-506|
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.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 984; Pub. L. 89–506, §4, July 18, 1966, 80 Stat. 307.)Historical and Revision Notes
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.Amendments
1966—Pub. L. 89–506 raised 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. 89–506 applicable to claims accruing six months or more after July 18, 1966, see section 10 of Pub. L. 89–506, set out as a note under section 2672 of this title.
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