were in excess of the maximum rent established for said accommodation.
6. The total overcharges received by the defendants from the aforesaid Merle E. Wadding amounted to $ 275 of which total sum the portion of the overcharges received within one year prior to the institution of this suit amount to $ 140.
7. The defendants have failed to establish that the violations were neither willful nor the result of failure to take practicable precautions against their occurrence.
Conclusions Of Law.
1. This Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of this suit and over the parties hereto.
2. The defendants have violated the Housing and Rent Act of 1947, as amended, by demanding and receiving rents in excess of the maximum rent permitted by the said Act and the Controlled Housing Rent Regulation, as amended, issued thereunder.
3. The defendants having engaged in violations of the aforesaid Act, an order enforcing compliance, enjoining the violations, and requiring restitution to the tenants is authorized under Section 206 of the Housing and Rent Act of 1947, as amended.
4. The plaintiff by virtue of Section 205 of the Housing and Rent Act of 1947, as amended, is entitled to have a judgment entered against the defendants for damages amounting to three times the total of those overcharges which had been received by the defendants within one year prior to the institution of this suit.
5. An Order should be made herein:
(a) directing the defendants to pay to the Treasurer of the United States the sum of $ 275 for the use and benefit of Merle E. Wadding, the said sum representing restitution of rent overcharges, payment thereof to be made through the Office of the Housing Expediter, Litigation Section, 1530 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
(b) entering judgment in favor of the plaintiff for damages in the sum of $ 280 (representing twice that portion of the overcharges received by defendants within one year prior to the institution of suit- the plaintiff having requested in its Complaint that judgment be for that amount only if the Court grants restitution to the tenants);
(c) enjoining the defendants, their agents, servants, employees and all persons in active concert or participation with them from directly or indirectly soliciting, demanding, accepting or receiving any rent in excess of the maximum legal rent established by the Housing and Rent Act of 1947, as amended or superseded, and the Regulations issued thereunder, as amended or superseded;
(d) directing the defendants to pay the costs of this action.
An appropriate Order is entered.
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