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UNITED STATES V. AMERICAN SURETY CO., 322 U. S. 96 (1944)

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U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. American Surety Co., 322 U.S. 96 (1944)

United States v. American Surety Co.

No. 381

Argued March 27, 28, 1944

Decided April 24, 1944

322 U.S. 96

Syllabus

1. Under the Government construction contract here involved, the Government was not entitled to recover liquidated damages for delay in completion where, though subsequently to the specified completion date, the Government terminated the contractor's right to proceed. P. 322 U. S. 100.

2. A Government construction contract may validly provide for liquidated damages in limited situations only. Act of June 6, 1902, § 21. P. 322 U. S. 101.

136 F.2d 437 affirmed.

Certiorari, 320 U.S. 729, to review a judgment which reversed in part a Judgment for the United States in a suit upon a construction contract, 44 F.Supp. 871.


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