Wells Brothers Co. v. United States - 254 U.S. 83 (1920)


U.S. Supreme Court

Wells Brothers Co. v. United States, 254 U.S. 83 (1920)

Wells Brothers Company of New York v. United States

No. 76

Submitted April 30, 1920

Decided November 8, 1920

254 U.S. 83

Syllabus

Where a contract for the construction of a public building, giving the United States a broad power to suspend operations where necessary in the opinion of its architects for the purpose or advantage of the work, permitted the United States to make changes of materials, and, besides providing against claims for damages on account of such changes, declared generally that no claim should be made or allowed to the contractor for any damage arising out of any delay caused by the United States, held that a delay ordered to await an appropriation by Congress for substituted materials and another in anticipation of the passage of a postal law because of which the plans were altered would not support claims for damages under the contract. P. 254 U. S. 85.

54 Ct.Clms. 206 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.



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