B-153032, AUG. 17, 1965

B-153032: Aug 17, 1965

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DALE AND FORNEY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 30. WE HAVE TODAY INSTRUCTED OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION TO RELEASE THE AMOUNT OF $913.15. WHICH WE UNDERSTAND IS NOW IN LITIGATION IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT AT HOUSTON. SUCH CLAIM WAS THE SUBJECT OF OUR REPORT OF JULY 14.

B-153032, AUG. 17, 1965

TO EASTHAM, WATSON, DALE AND FORNEY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 30, 1965, ACKNOWLEDGED JULY 26, RELATIVE TO THE GOVERNMENT'S WITHHOLDING OF $913.15 FROM THE ACCOUNT OF DIXIE CARRIERS, INC., PENDING THE OUTCOME OF LITIGATION NOW PENDING IN ADMIRALTY NO. 64-H-130 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

WE HAVE TODAY INSTRUCTED OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION TO RELEASE THE AMOUNT OF $913.15, IF OTHERWISE PROPER. THE RELEASE OF SUCH AMOUNT SHOULD NOT, OF COURSE, BE INTERPRETED AS DETRACTING FROM OR REFLECTING IN ANY WAY ON THE MERITS OF THE GOVERNMENT'S CLAIM AGAINST DIXIE CARRIERS, C., IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,932.78 FOR LOSS OF GASOLINE UNDER BILL OF LADING A-1895913 DATED NOVEMBER 9, 1961, WHICH WE UNDERSTAND IS NOW IN LITIGATION IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT AT HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNDER ADMIRALTY NO. 64-H- 130. SUCH CLAIM WAS THE SUBJECT OF OUR REPORT OF JULY 14, 1964, B-153032, TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WHICH REFERRED THE MATTER, ON AUGUST 3, 1964, UNDER ITS FILE JWD:MDA 61-74-431, TO THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY AT HOUSTON.