Sunday, April 14, 2013

North Pacific Steamship v. Hall Brothers Marine case brief

North Pacific Steamship v. Hall Brothers Marine case brief summary
249 U.S. 119

Appellant steamship company took a direct appeal from a judgment of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of California, which awarded recovery to appellee shipbuilding company and dismissed the steamship company's cross-libel.

OVERVIEW: The shipbuilding company brought suit to recover a balance for labor and materials in connection with repair of a ship belonging to the steamship company, and the steamship company cross-libeled. The district court entered a decree for recovery in favor of the steamship company and a dismissal of the cross-libel.

On appeal, the Court affirmed the decree and rejected the steamship company's argument that admiralty did not have jurisdiction.

The Court held that admiralty jurisdiction applied to the repair of a ship whether the repairs took place while the ship was in the water or when the ship had been removed to land.

OUTCOME: The Court affirmed the decree that awarded sums for the shipbuilding company.

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