MEADOWS V. UNITED STATES, 281 U. S. 271 (1930)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Meadows v. United States, 281 U.S. 271 (1930)

Meadows v. United States

No. 269

Argued March 5, 1930

Decided April 14, 1930

281 U.S. 271


1. The district court is without jurisdiction to review a decision of the Director of the Veterans' Bureau, denying (under § 408 of the Act of 1921, carried into the Act of 1924 as § 304, c. 320, 43 Stat. 607, 625; U.S.C. Title 38, § 515) an application for reinstatement of a lapsed policy on the ground that the applicant, at the time of making the application, was totally and permanently disabled. P. 281 U. S. 273.

2. Section 19 of the World War Veterans' Act of 1924, as amended, U.S.C. Title 38, § 445, which confers jurisdiction upon the district courts to hear and determine controversies arising out of claims under contracts of insurance in the event of disagreement between the Bureau and claimants, does not apply to a claim for reinstatement of a lapsed policy. P. 281 U. S. 274.

32 F.2d 440 affirmed.

Page 519 U. S. 272

Certiorari, 280 U.S. 550, to review a judgment of the circuit court of appeals which, on the ground that the trial court was without jurisdiction, reversed and directed dismissal of a judgment of the district court against the United States in an action to require the reinstatement of a lapsed war risk insurance policy.

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