Union Dry Goods Co. v. Georgia Pub. Svc. Corp.
248 U.S. 372 (1919)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Union Dry Goods Co. v. Georgia Pub. Svc. Corp., 248 U.S. 372 (1919)

Union Dry Goods Company v.

Georgia Public Service Corporation

No. 87

Argued December 18, 1918

Decided January 7, 1919

248 U.S. 372

Syllabus

A state fixed reasonable rates to be charged by a corporation for supplying electricity to the inhabitants of a city, which superseded lower rates agreed on in an existing time contract made previously between the company and a consumer. Held a legitimate effect of a valid exercise of the police power, not impairing the obligation of the contract or depriving the consumer of property without due process.

145 Ga. 658 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 248 U. S. 373

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