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SMITH v. KAFIN

April 24, 1956

Dave and Cleo SMITH
v.
Leon KAFIN



The opinion of the court was delivered by: GRIM

Plaintiffs filed a complaint November 30, 1953, against the defendant for treble damages for rent overcharges under Section 205 of the Housing and Rent Act of 1947, as amended, 50 U.S.C.A.Appendix § 1881 et seq.

Defendant moves to dismiss for want of jurisdiction, because the amount in controversy is less than $ 3,000, citing Fields v. Washington, 3 Cir., 1949, 173 F.2d 701.

 Sec. 205 of the Act was amended July 31, 1951, c. 275, Public Law 96, to provide, '(c) Suit * * * may be brought in any Federal court of competent jurisdiction regardless of the amount involved * * *.'

 Defendant's motion is therefore denied.

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