Louisville & Nashville R. Co. v. United States
273 U.S. 321 (1927)

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Louisville & Nashville R. Co. v. United States, 273 U.S. 321 (1927)

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company v. United States

No. 61

Argued January 6, 1927

Decided February 21, 1927

273 U.S. 321

Syllabus

1. A land-grant-aided railroad under a duty to carry government troops at not to exceed fifty percent of the compensation charged private parties for like transportation must allow the government the benefit of this reduction from reduced party rates which are offered the public. P. 273 U. S. 323.

2. Where the railroad has accepted the usual transportation request in issuing tickets for government transportation, it cannot avoid the land-grant reduction from a reduced rate offered the public upon the ground that, by the tariff, the rate was allowable only for cash paid in advance. P. 273 U. S. 323.

59 Ct.Cls. 886 affirmed.

Page 273 U. S. 322

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