Flanagan v. Federal Coal Co.
267 U.S. 222 (1925)

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Flanagan v. Federal Coal Co., 267 U.S. 222 (1925)

Flanagan v. Federal Coal Company

No. 75

Argued October 15, 1924

Decided March 2, 1925

267 U.S. 222

Syllabus

1. A contract of sale between two coal dealers for delivery of coal by the one to the other in car load lots, f.o.b. cars at the mine where produced, is a transaction in interstate commerce not subject to be invalidated by a license law of the state if the buyer, though entitled to stop the coal when so delivered, in practice buys it for shipment to his customers in other states and procures such shipment by orders under which the seller takes bills of lading, in the buyer's name, from the railroad at the mine and consigns the coal to such customers. Dahnke-Walker Co. v. Bondurant,257 U. S. 282. P. 267 U. S. 225.

Reversed.

Certiorari to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Tennessee which affirmed a judgment against the petitioner in his action for breach of a contract to purchase coal.

Page 267 U. S. 224

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