Western Pacific R. Co. v. United States, 255 U.S. 349 (1921)

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Western Pacific R. Co. v. United States, 255 U.S. 349 (1921)

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Western Pacific Railroad Company v. United States


No. 136


Argued January 13, 1921
Decided March 7, 1821
255 U.S. 349

APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF CLAIMS

Syllabus

1. A railroad company, acquiescing in the practice and rulings of government officials, charged and collected the reduced "land grant" rates for transportation of army officers’ effects, upon which it was entitled to collect higher commercial rates. Held that it had waived it right to collect more, and could not recover more in the Court of Claims. P. 355. See Oregon-Washington R. & Navigation Co v. United States, ante,339.

2. The transportation of army officers’ effects for the government at government expense may be done at special reduced rates under § 22 of the Interstate Commerce Act. P. 356.

54 Ct.Clms. 215 affirmed.

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Chicago: U.S. Supreme Court, "Syllabus," Western Pacific R. Co. v. United States, 255 U.S. 349 (1921) in 255 U.S. 349 255 U.S. 350–255 U.S. 353. Original Sources, accessed July 2, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=VLQTGGTAB4753S1.

MLA: U.S. Supreme Court. "Syllabus." Western Pacific R. Co. v. United States, 255 U.S. 349 (1921), in 255 U.S. 349, pp. 255 U.S. 350–255 U.S. 353. Original Sources. 2 Jul. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=VLQTGGTAB4753S1.

Harvard: U.S. Supreme Court, 'Syllabus' in Western Pacific R. Co. v. United States, 255 U.S. 349 (1921). cited in 1921, 255 U.S. 349, pp.255 U.S. 350–255 U.S. 353. Original Sources, retrieved 2 July 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=VLQTGGTAB4753S1.