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Transatlantic Financing Corp. v. United States
Citation:363 F.2d 312 (1966)
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On July 26, 1956, the Government of Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal Company and took over operation of the Canal. On October 2, 1956, the voyage charter in suit was executed between representatives of Transatlantic and the United States. The charter indicated the termini of the voyage but not the route. Transatlantic claimed that the charter was a contract for a voyage from a Gulf port to Iran and when Transatlantic delivered the cargo by going around the Cape of Good Hope, in compliance with the Government’s demand under claim of right, it conferred a benefit upon the United States for which it should be paid in quantum meruit.
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