No. 509.

214 U.S. 320 (1909)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 1, 1909.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. William G. Choate and Mr. Lucius H. Beers for plaintiffs in error.

Mr. Wade H. Ellis, Assistant to the Attorney General, with whom Mr. Henry L. Stimson, Mr. Winfred T. Denison and Mr. E.P. Grosvenor were on the brief, for defendant in error.

MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the court.

The steamship company sought the recovery of money paid to the collector of customs of the port of New York which was exacted by that official under an order of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor. The findings of the court, the case by stipulation having been tried without a jury, leave no doubt that the money was paid to the collector under protest, and involuntarily...

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