EWING V. GARDNER, 341 U. S. 321 (1951)

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Ewing v. Gardner, 341 U.S. 321 (1951)

Ewing v. Gardner

No. 621

Decided May 7, 1951

341 U.S. 321


Under 28 U.S.C. § 2412(a), costs may not be assessed against the Federal Security Administrator in a suit brought against him in his official capacity, when there is no express statutory authority for the allowance of such costs.

185 F.2d 781, reversed in part.

In a suit against the Federal Security Administrator in his official capacity, the District Court awarded a judgment and assessed costs against the Administrator. 88 F.Supp. 315. The Court of Appeals affirmed. 185 F.2d 781. Certiorari granted, and judgment reversed insofar as it relates to the taxation of costs against petitioner.

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