Journal & Tribune Co. v. United States
254 U.S. 581 (1921)

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Journal & Tribune Co. v. United States, 254 U.S. 581 (1921)

The Journal and Tribune Company v. United States

No. 86

Argued November 10, 11, 1920

Decided January 24, 1921

254 U.S. 581

Syllabus

1. The amount in controversy in a suit in the Court of Claims, for the purposes of an appeal to this Court (Jud.Code, § 242), is determined from the petition as amended, and is the whole amount claimed, without deduction for a partial defense. P. 254 U. S. 584.

2. Where shipments of newspapers which their owner supposed were going by express at lower rates were in fact sent by mail at higher but legal postal rates, through oversight of its agents, held that the United States was under no implied contract to reimburse it. P. 254 U. S. 585.

63 Ct.Clms. 12 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 254 U. S. 582

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