Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Assistant Attorney General Morison argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Perlman, Paul A. Sweeney and Oscar H. Davis.
T. Peter Ansberry argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Stephen J. McMahon, Jr. and Seth W. Richardson.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. CHIEF JUSTICE VINSON delivered the opinion of the Court.
This suit was brought in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia by the Domestic & Foreign Commerce Corporation against Robert M. Littlejohn, the then head of the War Assets Administration.1 The complaint alleged that the Administration had sold certain surplus coal to the plaintiff; that the Administrator refused to deliver the coal but, on the contrary...
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