28 U.S.C. § 2677

Current through P.L. 116-138 (04/10/2020)
Section 2677 - Compromise

The Attorney General or his designee may arbitrate, compromise, or settle any claim cognizable under section 1346(b) of this title, after the commencement of an action thereon.

28 U.S.C. § 2677

June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 984; Pub. L. 89-506, §3, July 18, 1966, 80 Stat. 307.

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §934 (Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, §413, 60 Stat. 845).Changes were made in phraseology.

SENATE REVISION AMENDMENT This section was renumbered "2676" by Senate amendment. See 80th Congress Senate Report No. 1559.

AMENDMENTS 1966- Pub. L. 89-506 struck out provision requiring that approval of court be obtained before Attorney General could arbitrate, compromise, or settle a claim after commencement of an action thereon.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1966 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 89-506 applicable to claims accruing six months or more after July 18, 1966, see section 10 of Pub. L. 89-506 set out as a note under section 2672 of this title.