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UNITED STATES v. ALLEN

April 3, 1951

UNITED STATES
v.
ALLEN



The opinion of the court was delivered by: MCVICAR

And Now, to-wit, this 3rd day of April, 1951, the above-entitled case came on for hearing before the Court without a jury, and after hearing and consideration thereof, the Court makes the following Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order for Judgment:

Findings of Fact

 1. At all times herein mentioned until the time of her death, Margaret J. Allen was the landlord of the housing accommodation within the Pittsburgh Defense Rental Area designated as Apartment No. 1, First Floor Front, 905 1/2 Birch Way, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania and the housing accommodation within said defense rental area, Second Floor, 905 1/2 Birch Way also called Second Floor Rear Apartment, 905 1/2 Second Avenue, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

 2. Said Margaret J. Allen died on February 7, 1950 and Coy Allen was thereupon appointed Administrator of the Estate of Margaret J. Allen, deceased.

 3. There was in effect at all times pertinent hereto and there is still in effect the Housing and Rent Act of 1947, as amended, and the Controlled Housing Rent Regulation issued pursuant thereto which said Act and Regulation established maximum legal rents for housing accommodations within the Pittsburgh Defense Rental Area.

 4. During the period between August 1, 1949 and May 31, 1950, the maximum legal rent for the housing accommodation designated Apartment No. 1, First Floor Front, 905 1/2 Birch Way, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, under the aforesaid Act and Regulation, was $ 17.50 per month.

 5. During the period set forth in Finding No. 4 there was received from Malissa Crawford for and in connection with the use and occupancy of the accommodation referred to in said Finding, the sum of $ 32.00 per month.

 6. During the period August 1, 1949 to January 31, 1950 the said sum of $ 32.00 per month, referred to in Finding No. 5, was received by Margaret J. Allen and during the period February 1, 1950 to May 31, 1950 the said sum of $ 32.00 per month was received by or in behalf of the aforementioned Coy Allen.

 7. During the period between October 1, 1947 and May 31, 1950 the maximum legal rent for the housing accommodation Second Floor, 905 1/2 Birch Way, also called Second Floor Rear Apartment, 905 1/2 Second Avenue in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, under the aforementioned Act and Regulation, was $ 25.00 per month.

 8. During the period set forth in Finding No. 7 there was received from Charles Garrison and Margaret Garrison for and in connection with the use and occupancy of the accommodation referred to in said Finding, the sum of $ 35.00 per month.

 9. During the period October 1, 1947 to January 31, 1950, the said sum of $ 35.00 per month, referred to in Finding No. 8, was received by Margaret J. Allen and during the period February 1, 1950 to May 31, 1950 the said sum of $ 35.00 per month was received by or in behalf of the aforementioned Coy Allen.

 10. The sums received by Margaret J. Allen and received by or in behalf of Coy Allen for and in connection with the use and occupancy of the aforesaid accommodations during the periods above mentioned were in excess of the maximum rents established for said accommodations.

 11. The overcharges thus received by Margaret J. Allen and received by or in behalf of Coy Allen from the ...


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