Heirs of Garland v. Choctaw Nation
272 U.S. 728 (1927)

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Heirs of Garland v. Choctaw Nation, 272 U.S. 728 (1927)

Heirs of Garland v. Choctaw Nation

No. 42, 43

Argued December 1, 2, 1926

Decided January 3, 1927

272 U.S. 728

Syllabus

1. Upon a reference to determine a claim for services on a quantum meruit basis, when the Court of Claims finds the amounts already paid the claimant, and dismisses his petition, or renders judgment for an additional sum, this is a determination that he was not entitled to more, although there is no definite finding of the value of the services. P. 272 U. S. 730.

2. In determining the value of services rendered the Choctaw Nation, the Court of Claims was not bound by opinions of the Choctaw Legislature or executive officers. P. 272 U. S. 731.

59 Ct.Cls. 768, id. 796, affirmed.

Appeals from decisions of the Court of Claims on claims for services, against the Choctaw Nation, referred to that Court by Acts of Congress. See Garland's Heirs v. Choctaw Nation,256 U. S. 439.

Page 272 U. S. 729

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