Western Pacific R. Co. v. United States
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255 U.S. 349 (1821)
U.S. Supreme Court
Western Pacific R. Co. v. United States, 255 U.S. 349 (1921)
Western Pacific Railroad Company v. United States
Argued January 13, 1921
Decided March 7, 1821
255 U.S. 349
1. A railroad company, acquiescing in the practice and rulings of government officials, charged and collected the reduced "land grant" rates for transportation of army officers' effects, upon which it was entitled to collect higher commercial rates. Held that it had waived it right to collect more, and could not recover more in the Court of Claims. P. 255 U. S. 355. See Oregon-Washington R. & Navigation Co v. United States, ante, 255 U. S. 339.
2. The transportation of army officers' effects for the government at government expense may be done at special reduced rates under § 22 of the Interstate Commerce Act. P. 255 U. S. 356.
54 Ct.Clms. 215 affirmed.
The case is stated in the opinion.
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