Bothwell v. United States - 254 U.S. 231 (1920)
U.S. Supreme Court
Bothwell v. United States, 254 U.S. 231 (1920)
Bothwell v. United States
Argued November 9, 1920
Decided December 6, 1920
254 U.S. 231
The contract implied from a taking by the government is a contract to pay for the property actually taken. P. 254 U. S. 232.
Where construction of a government dam flooded private land, destroyed the owner's hay there stored, and forced him to remove and sell his cattle, held, assuming an implied obligation to pay for the hay, there was none to pay the loss due to forced sale of the cattle and destruction of business. Id.
To review a judgment of the Court of Claims, the government must appeal; it cannot attack it on the claimant's appeal. P. 254 U. S. 233.
54 Ct.Clms. 203 affirmed.
The case is stated in the opinion.