CLEARFIELD TRUST CO. v. U.S.

No. 490.

318 U.S. 363 (1943)

CLEARFIELD TRUST CO. ET AL. v. UNITED STATES.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 1, 1943.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Roswell Dean Pine, Jr., submitted for petitioners.

Mr. Paul A. Freund, with whom Solicitor General Fahy, Assistant Attorney General Shea, and Mr. Paul A. Sweeney were on the brief, for the United States.


MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

On April 28, 1936, a check was drawn on the Treasurer of the United States through the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to the order of Clair A. Barner in the amount of $24.20. It was dated at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and was drawn for services rendered by Barner to the Works Progress Administration. The check was placed in the mail addressed to Barner at his address in Mackeyville, Pa. Barner never received...

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