United States v. Pan American Petroleum Corp.
304 U.S. 156 (1938)

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U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Pan American Petroleum Corp., 304 U.S. 156 (1938)

United States v. Pan American Petroleum Corp.

No. 514

Argued March 29, 30, 1938

Decided April 25, 1938*

304 U.S. 156

Syllabus

1. The Interstate Commerce Commission did not exceed the powers conferred upon it by the Interstate Commerce Act in ordering carriers serving certain industrial plants to discontinue the practice of making allowances on the line-haul rates to the owners of the plants for moving, with plant facilities, cars between interchange tracks and points within the plants, the Commission having found, in respect of each of the plants involved, that the carrier's obligation of delivery was fulfilled by placing or receiving cars on the interchange tracks, and that the moving and spotting of cars in the plants formed no part of the service covered by the line-haul rate. United States v. American Sheet & Tin Plate Co.,301 U. S. 402. P. 304 U. S. 158.

2. Examination of the record discloses that the Commission's findings and orders in each of the cases here involved were supported by substantial evidence. Id.

3. The value and weight of the evidence on questions of fact, and the inferences to be drawn therefrom, are for the Commission, and its determination thereof is conclusive. Id.

18 F.Supp. 624 reversed.

Appeals from decrees of specially constituted District Courts setting aside and enjoining the enforcement of orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Page 304 U. S. 157

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