Louisville & Nashville R. Co. v. United States - 273 U.S. 321 (1927)
U.S. Supreme Court
Louisville & Nashville R. Co. v. United States, 273 U.S. 321 (1927)
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company v. United States
Argued January 6, 1927
Decided February 21, 1927
273 U.S. 321
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.