Bethlehem Steel Co. v. United States
246 U.S. 523 (1918)

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Bethlehem Steel Co. v. United States, 246 U.S. 523 (1918)

Bethlehem Steel Co. v. United States

No. 191

Argued March 15, 1918

Decided April 15, 1918

246 U.S. 523

Syllabus

Having given bond to secure a contract with the Navy Department, claimant paid premiums after alleged compliance with the condition, and sued to recover the amount, contending that the Secretary of the Navy should have cancelled the bond and notified the surety. It not appearing that claimant had bound itself to continue paying premiums until the Secretary so acted, held that the payment was voluntary, and gave no cause of action in the Court of Claims.

51 Ct.Clms. 394 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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