Cairo, Truman & Southern R. Co. v. United States - 267 U.S. 350 (1925)


U.S. Supreme Court

Cairo, Truman & Southern R. Co. v. United States, 267 U.S. 350 (1925)

Cairo, Truman & Southern Railroad Company v. United States

No. 230

Argued January 23, 1925

Decided March 2, 1925

267 U.S. 350

Syllabus

1. An agreement between a railroad company and the Director General of Railroads for settlement and release of claims like the agreement in St. Louis, etc. R. Co. v. United States, ante, 267 U. S. 346, considered and held within the authority of the Director General, and binding on the railroad, even if without consideration, it being under seal, and operative on the claim in question. P. 267 U. S. 351.

2. Allegations held not sufficient to charge duress. P. 267 U. S. 352.

58 Ct.Clms. 336 affirmed.

Page 267 U. S. 351

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



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