Rule 18, 5 Cir.; See Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Company of New York et al., 5 Cir. 1970, 431 F.2d 409, Part I.
March 5, 1973.
Thomas M. Hendricks, Jr., Pigford Hendricks, Howard R. Pigford, Meridian, Miss., for plaintiff-appellant.
Robert E. Hauberg, U.S. Atty., Joseph E. Brown, Jr., Asst. U.S. Atty., Jackson, Miss., for defendants-appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.
Before JOHN R. BROWN, Chief Judge, and DYER and SIMPSON, Circuit Judges.
The amount claimed exceeded the district court's $10,000 limitation of jurisdiction under the Tucker Act, Title 28, U.S.C. § 1346(a)(2).
The memorandum-opinion and judgment of the lower court are reported sub nom. Akin Mobile Homes, Inc., a Mississippi Corporation v. Secretary of Housing Urban Development and Department of Housing Urban Development, An Agency of the U.S. Government, Washington, D.C., S.D.Miss. 1972, 354 F. Supp. 1036.
The suit arose out of a dispute concerning contractual negotiations between the parties for the lease on an emergency basis of approximately 400 mobile homes to HUD for the use of residents of Southern Mississippi rendered homeless by Hurricane Camille, which struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast on August 17, 1969. According to the complaint the plaintiff was required to pay state and local taxes in the amount of $76,002.25, an item not contemplated in the telegraphic negotiations between the parties. The complaint alleged that HUD had renegotiated other contracts to take care of similar inequities with other lessors similarly situated, and that officials of HUD had failed and refused to renegotiate appellant's contract.
The district judge was not in error in concluding that this case should be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction and further that Title 12, U.S.C. § 1702, does not provide a basis for concurrent jurisdiction of the district court with the Court of Claims. The judgment appealed from is