Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company v. United States (260 U.S. 565)

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Baltimore Company v. United States
by George Sutherland
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. v. United States, 261 U.S. 592 (1923), is a US Supreme Court case on contract law. The Supreme Court held that an implied in fact contract exists as, “an agreement … founded upon a meeting of minds, which, although not embodied in an express contract, is inferred, as a fact, from conduct of the parties showing, in the light of the surrounding circumstances, their tacit understanding.” — Excerpted from Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. v. United States on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Court Documents
Opinion of the Court

United States Supreme Court

260 U.S. 565


 Argued: Nov. 16, 1922. --- Decided: Jan 2, 1923

Messrs. Geo. E. Hamilton and John F. McCarron, both of Washington, D. C., and R. Marsden Smith, of Baltimore, Md., for appellant.

Messrs. Solicitor General Beck, of Washington, D. C., and Alfred A. Wheat, of New York City, for the United States.

Mr. Justice SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).