United States v. Callahan Walker Construction Co.
317 U.S. 56 (1942)

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United States v. Callahan Walker Construction Co., 317 U.S. 56 (1942)

United States v. Callahan Walker Construction Co.

No. 65

Argued October 23, 1942

Decided November 9, 1942

317 U.S. 56

CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CLAIMS

Syllabus

Under the Government construction contract here involved, an "equitable adjustment" for the extra work performed by the contractor required merely the ascertainment of the cost of digging, moving, and placing earth, and of a reasonable allowance for profit. These were questions of fact, and, if they were erroneously determined by the contracting officer, the contractor's remedy was by appeal to the head of the department concerned, as provided by Article 15 of the contract. P. 317 U. S. 61.

95 Ct.Cls. 314 reversed.

Certiorari, 316 U. S. 66, to review a judgment against the United States in a suit by a contractor upon a construction contract.

ROBERTS, Justice.

This case involves the meaning and application of the terms of a standard form of Government construction contract.

The findings of the Court of Claims may be summarized. In 1931, the War Department asked bids for the construction of a levee on the east side of the Mississippi River. The respondent bid 14.43

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