Summary: S.1796 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (09/29/1980)

(Measure passed House, amended)

Confers jurisdiction on the Court of Claims, notwithstanding any lapse of time, statute of limitations, or other legal defenses, over any claim filed by the Assiniboine Tribe for certain lands claimed to have been taken under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution. Directs that the Court's determination in a prior case, setting the value of the land at 50 cents per acre, is binding on the parties in litigation brought under this Act.

Directs the Court, if entitlement to such Tribe is determined, to compute any award on the basis of established judicial precedent and to compute interest at the rate of five percent per annum. Instructs the Court to disregard the prior offset of the Tribe's own money in the computation of any award, excepting that portion already paid in satisfaction of a previous claim. Entitles the United States to an offset against any judgment entered under this Act of the sums awarded under the prior case. Makes provisions under the Indian Claims Commission Act relative to attorney's fees applicable to this Act.