Ripley v. United States
222 U.S. 144 (1911)

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Ripley v. United States, 222 U.S. 144 (1911)

Ripley v. United States

No. 498, 499

Submitted May 29, 1911

Decided December 4, 1911

222 U.S. 144

Syllabus

Where the right of one claiming under a contract with the United States depends on whether the government inspector acted in good or in bad faith in refusing to allow the work to proceed, the findings of the Court of Claims should be specific in this respect, and, if not, the case will be remanded with directions to make specific findings. Findings, which simply state that the inspector in immediate charge of the work acted with knowledge, other inspectors being also referred to in the findings, and which do not make a direct and unequivocal finding as to the good or bad faith of the inspector in giving

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the order, do not conform to the order of this Court heretofore made in this case, 220 U. S. 220 U.S. 491, and the case is remanded for further compliance therewith.

The facts, which involve the sufficiency of findings of the Court of Claims, are stated in the opinion.

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