Seaboard Air Line Ry. v. United States
256 U.S. 655 (1921)

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Seaboard Air Line Ry. v. United States, 256 U.S. 655 (1921)

Seaboard Air Line Ry. v. United States

No. 62

Argued March 16, 1920

Restored to docket for reargument November 15, 1920

Reargued April 12, 1921

Decided June 6, 1921

256 U.S. 655

Syllabus

Section 3477 of the Revised Statutes, forbidding all transfer and assignments of any claim upon the United States before its allowance, etc., was intended to prevent frauds upon the Treasury, and does not apply to a transfer resulting from the consolidation of two railroad corporations whereby, pursuant to their agreement and the laws of their respective states, the rights, franchises, property, and choses in action of each are transferred to and become vested in the consolidated corporation. P. 256 U. S. 656.

53 Ct.Clms. 107 reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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