B-147405, FEB. 13, 1962

B-147405: Feb 13, 1962

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TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 10. WE HAVE AUTHORIZED OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION TO ALLOW YOUR CLAIM. YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT MAKING AN APPROPRIATE ALLOWANCE IN DUE COURSE.

B-147405, FEB. 13, 1962

TO THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 10, 1961, REQUESTING REVIEW OF OUR SETTLEMENT CERTIFICATE DATED JULY 2, 1959, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR $496.06 ADDITIONAL CHARGES ON YOUR BILL NO. G-615591-B, FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF STEEL LANDING MATS FROM CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS, TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING WY-1074760, DATED SEPTEMBER 20, 1952.

AFTER RE-EXAMINATION OF THE RECORD IN THE LIGHT OF THE DECISION IN WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY V. UNITED STATES, CT.CL.NO. 82-55, DECIDED JUNE 8, 1960, UPHOLDING THE CARRIERS' ENTITLEMENT TO THE GENERAL RATE INCREASES APPLICABLE TO SHIPMENTS OF AIRPLANE LANDING MATS RATHER THAN THE MAXIMUM RATE INCREASES PERTAINING TO MANUFACTURED IRON AND STEEL ARTICLES, WE HAVE AUTHORIZED OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION TO ALLOW YOUR CLAIM, IF OTHERWISE PROPER. YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT MAKING AN APPROPRIATE ALLOWANCE IN DUE COURSE.