The Pittsburgh Press (April 10, 1941)
GOVERNMENT SUES AIRCRAFT COMPANY
New York, April 10 (UP) –
A $1,330,545 suit against the Curtiss-Wright Corp., and several subsidiaries, was filed by the government in federal court yesterday.
The claim originally had been brought by the Russian Imperial government, but was taken over by the present Soviet regime. Under the so-called Litvinov agreement, however, the United States took over the pressing of the claims in an effort to collect on some $450 million in American property and claims in Soviet Russia. The original suit claimed that 40 flying boats and two trans-Atlantic airplanes contracted for by the Russian Imperial government had been delivered late and not according to specification.