Baltimore & Ohio R. Co. v. United States
261 U.S. 385 (1923)

Annotate this Case

U.S. Supreme Court

Baltimore & Ohio R. Co. v. United States, 261 U.S. 385 (1923)

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company v. United States

No. 208

Argued March 7, 1923

Decided March 19, 1923

261 U.S. 385

Syllabus

1. To permit a recovery under the "Dent Act," c. 94, 40 Stat. 1272, there must have been an agreement, express or implied. P. 261 U. S. 386.

2. Where, at the insistence of Army officers, a railroad company hastened construction of a branch line to reach an ordnance depot, and in so doing, on its own determination, without notice to the government or mention of compensation, went to additional expenses, held that no agreement on the part of the government to repay them could be implied. P. 261 U. S. 387.

56 Ct.Clms. 377 affirmed.

Appeal from a judgment of the Court of Claims dismissing a petition on demurrer.

Official Supreme Court case law is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia case law is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.