Illinois Central R. Co. v. United States
265 U.S. 209 (1924)

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Illinois Central R. Co. v. United States, 265 U.S. 209 (1924)

Illinois Central Railroad Company v. United States

No. 248

Argued April 28, 1924

Decided May 26, 1924

265 U.S. 209

Syllabus

For the purpose of securing the reduced rates for transportation of its property over land-grant railroads, the government purchased goods for prices f.o.b. at place of shipment, paid the freight, and had shipment made by the sellers with government bills of lading. Held, that title passed at place of shipment, although the contracts of sale reserved to the government the right of inspection and rejection at the place of destination and imposed certain duties there upon the sellers, and that goods so transported and accepted by the government were entitled to the reduced rates of transportation. P. 265 U. S. 213.

57 Ct.Clms. 277 affirmed.

Appeal from a judgment of the Court of Claims rejecting claims for additional compensation for transportation of freight.

Page 265 U. S. 212

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