Interocean Oil Co. v. United States,
270 U.S. 65 (1926)

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Interocean Oil Co. v. United States, 270 U.S. 65 (1926)

Interocean Oil Company v. United States

No. 115

Argued January 12, 1926

Decided March 1, 1926

270 U.S. 65


Where a company which supplied oil to the government during the was moved its storage tanks from the place where they were established to a distant locality at the demand of an army officer, relying on his promise that all expenses and losses to be thereby sustained would be paid by the government, and believing that he was acting within the scope of his authority, but knowing his action was subject to written confirmation by a superior, which was never given, held that there was no express contract of the government to pay the expenses and damages to the company's business resulting from the removal, and that no contract could be implied.

50 Ct.Cls. 980 affirmed.

Appeal from a judgment of the Court of Claims dismissing the petition on demurrer.

Page 270 U. S. 66

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