Rehearing Denied May 8, 1944
See 322 U.S. 768 , 64 S.Ct. 1052.
Hon. Francis M. Shea, Asst. Atty. Gen., for petitioner.
Messrs. H. Cecil Kilpatrick and Richard S. Doyle, both of Washington, D.C., for respondent. [321 U.S. 730, 731]
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 other expenses alleged to have been imposed on him by the arbitrary, capricious and unfair conduct of Government agents at the work site. The claim was rejected and this suit in the Court of Claims followed. Judgment in the sum of $130,911.08 was awarded by that court to respondent, 99 Ct.Cl. 71. We granted certiorari because of important questions of interpretation of the Government construction contract used in this case.