Memphis Coal Company v. St. Louis & Southwestern Railway Company

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Memphis Coal Company v. St. Louis & Southwestern Railway Company
Case Date: 
1905
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Contract

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
14
Notes / Description: 

After a load of coal was delivered from Memphis to Arkansas at $1.25 per ton, the railway agent demanded an addition 75 cents per ton for the tariff rate, which they had not explained to the purchaser. The coal company had to take the loss, which they blamed on the error in communication by the agent.