§ 3.1-699.1. (Repealed effective October 1, 2008) Agreements with United States Secretary of Agriculture; power...
The Commissioner may make such agreements with the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, hereinafter referred to as the Secretary, or his representative as are necessary to effectuate the purposes of the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, (42 Stat. 159), as amended. The Commissioner may act as trustee of the bonds or other security filed with the Secretary, and in such capacity the Commissioner is fully empowered to settle, allow or reject claims arising against the bonds or other security, to rely on the investigative reports and recommendations of the Secretary or his representative, and, for the purposes of settlement of claims, to use the administrative powers and processes of this article. The Commissioner may institute and prosecute suits or actions in the name of the Commonwealth on behalf of claimants known and approved by the Commissioner in any appropriate court. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commissioner shall have the right to appeal a decision of any court which is contrary to any distribution recommended or authorized by him.
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