Baltimore & Ohio R. Co. v. United States
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261 U.S. 385 (1923)
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U.S. Supreme Court
Baltimore & Ohio R. Co. v. United States, 261 U.S. 385 (1923)
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company v. United States
Argued March 7, 1923
Decided March 19, 1923
261 U.S. 385
1. To permit a recovery under the "Dent Act," c. 94, 40 Stat. 1272, there must have been an agreement, express or implied. P. 261 U. S. 386.
2. Where, at the insistence of Army officers, a railroad company hastened construction of a branch line to reach an ordnance depot, and in so doing, on its own determination, without notice to the government or mention of compensation, went to additional expenses, held that no agreement on the part of the government to repay them could be implied. P. 261 U. S. 387.
56 Ct.Clms. 377 affirmed.
Appeal from a judgment of the Court of Claims dismissing a petition on demurrer.