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Private Law No: 107-2 (10/01/2002)

 
[107th Congress Private Law 2]
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Private Law 107-2
107th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 For the relief of retired Sergeant First Class James D. Benoit and Wan 
            Sook Benoit. <<NOTE: Oct. 1, 2002 -  [S. 1834]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. REQUIREMENT TO PAY CLAIMS.

    (a) Payment Required.--The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized 
and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, to James D. Benoit and Wan Sook Benoit, jointly, the sum 
of $415,000, in full satisfaction of all claims described in subsection 
(b), such amount having been determined by the United States Court of 
Federal Claims as being equitably due the said James D. Benoit and Wan 
Sook Benoit pursuant to a referral of the matter to that court by Senate 
Resolution 129, 105th Congress, 1st session, for action in accordance 
with sections 1492 and 2509 of title 28, United States Code.
    (b) <<NOTE: Applicability. David Benoit.>>  Covered Claims.--
Subsection (a) applies with respect to all claims of the said James D. 
Benoit, Wan Sook Benoit, and the estate of David Benoit against the 
United States for compensation and damages for the wrongful death of 
David Benoit, the minor child of the said James D. Benoit and Wan Sook 
Benoit, pain and suffering of the said David Benoit, loss of the love 
and companionship of the said David Benoit by the said James D. Benoit 
and Wan Sook Benoit, and the wrongful retention of remains of the said 
David Benoit, all resulting from a fall sustained by the said David 
Benoit, on June 28, 1983, from an upper level window while occupying 
military family housing supplied by the Army in Seoul, Korea.

SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR ATTORNEYS' FEES.

    No part of the amount appropriated by section 1 in excess of 10 
percent thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent 
or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this 
claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Violation of the 
provisions of this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to 
exceed $1,000.

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