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224. Sample Letter -- Judgments And Stipulations

Date: ____________

Judgment Fund Group U.S. Postal Service Department of the Treasury Law Department Financial Management Service Claims Division Prince George's Metro Center 2 Washington, D.C. 20260 3700 East-West Highway Mailstop 6D37 Hyattsville, MD 20782 (Telephone: 202-874-8380)

Re: (Case Name and Court Docket No.)

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am the authorized representative of the United States in the captioned matter. As described in the enclosed documentation, I certify that the award made in the enclosed judgment or settlement is payable by the United States. The United States will seek no further judicial review of this award, and I have obtained all approvals necessary for its referral for payment. [No interest is to be paid on this amount, as is indicated on the Judgment Fund Award Data Sheet].

I request that you certify this award for payment from the Judgment Fund established by 31 U.S.C § 1304. Enclosed are completed copies of FMS 196: Judgment Fund Award Data Sheet; the Joint Stipulation for Entry of Judgment, indicating acceptance of the award, the judgment or settlement agreement; and any other enclosures required by FMS regulations. Unless payment by electronic funds transfer is indicated on FMS 196, please have the check issued to [name of party] and sent to counsel for the plaintiff, as indicated in item 4(a) of FMS 196.

Counsel for plaintiff who was provided a copy of this correspondence, will submit a separate request for payment on plaintiff's behalf, along with the transcript of the court's judgment. Any questions about this request should be directed to ______________________, the attorney who handled this case. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Cordially yours,

(Name Title, and Branch, Section or District)


cc: (Agency)

Branch or Section Division U.S. Department of Justice Washington, D.C. 20530

Opposing counsel Full address of opposing counsel

[cited in USAM 4-10.110; 4-5.240]