Part 71 General Provisions

Terms Used In CFR > Title 20 > Chapter I > Subchapter G - Compensation for Injury, Disability or Death of Civilian American Citizens Incurred While Detained by or in Hiding from the Imperial Japanese Government

  • applicant: includes the surviving spouse, next-of-kin, or legal representative who is acting on behalf of the former member. See 32 CFR 865.103
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Employees' Compensation, U. See 20 CFR 71.1
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • civilian American citizen: means any person who, being then a citizen of the United States, was captured by the Imperial Japanese Government on or after December 7, 1941, at Midway, Guam, Wake Island, the Philippine Islands, or any Territory or possession of the United States attacked or invaded by such government or while in transit to or from any such place, or who went into hiding at any such place in order to avoid capture or internment by such government; except (i) a person who at any time voluntarily gave aid to, collaborated with, or in any manner served such government, or (ii) a person who at the time of his capture or entrance into hiding was within the purview of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act of September 7, 1918, as amended and extended, or the said act of December 2, 1942, as amended, or the Missing Persons Act of March 7, 1942 (56 Stat. See 20 CFR 71.1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.