UNITED STATES v. BLAIR

No. 75.

321 U.S. 730 (1944)

UNITED STATES v. BLAIR, INDIVIDUALLY AND TO THE USE OF ROANOKE MARBLE & GRANITE CO., INC.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 10, 1944.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Assistant Attorney General Shea, with whom Solicitor General Fahy and Messrs. Valentine Brookes and Melvin Richter were on the brief, for the United States.

Messrs. H. Cecil Kilpatrick and Richard S. Doyle, with whom Mr. Fred S. Ball, Jr. was on the brief, for respondent.

Messrs. Prentice E. Edrington, Bernard J. Gallagher, John W. Gaskins, William E. Hayes, and Frederick Schwertner filed a brief on behalf of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., as amicus curiae, in support of the respondent.


MR. JUSTICE MURPHY delivered the opinion of the Court.

Respondent, a general contractor of long experience in constructing federal buildings, was awarded a contract by the United States to construct certain buildings at the Veterans' Administration Facility at Roanoke, Virginia. After completing the contract, respondent filed a claim with the Veterans' Administration for certain expenses which he claimed were caused by the delay of a mechanical contractor and for...

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