Great Western Serum Co. v. United States
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254 U.S. 240 (1920)
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U.S. Supreme Court
Great Western Serum Co. v. United States, 254 U.S. 240 (1920)
A contractual obligation of the United States to pay the owner cannot be implied from the seizure and destruction of anti-hog-cholera serum by agents of the Bureau of Animal Industry without agreement to purchase, nor from the Act of March 4, 1915, c. 144, 38 Stat. 1115, authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture in dealing with an emergency arising from animal disease, to expend money in its eradication, including payment of claims growing out of purchase and destruction of materials contaminated or exposed to the disease. P. 254 U. S. 241.
54 Ct.Clms. 203 affirmed.
The case is stated in the opinion.