Ex Parte Hagar
104 U.S. 520 (1881)

Annotate this Case

U.S. Supreme Court

Ex Parte Hagar, 104 U.S. 520 (1881)

Ex Parte Hagar

104 U.S. 520

PETITION FOR WRIT OF PROHIBITION

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.

Page 104 U. S. 521

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

This is an application by the agent of the master, part-owner, and claimant of the British ship William Law for a writ of prohibition to restrain the District Court of the District of Delaware, sitting in admiralty, from proceeding further in a suit pending in that court against the vessel to recover the half-pilotage, which is claimed to be due under the statutory regulations of Delaware for refusing to accept the services of a pilot when tendered, outside of Cape Henlopen lighthouse, to conduct the ship to the Delaware breakwater, where she was bound for orders. It has long been settled that claims for pilotage fees are within the jurisdiction of the admiralty. Ex parte McNeil, 13 Wall. 236; Hobart v. Drogan, 10 Pet. 108. Such being the case, under the decision just rendered in Ex Parte Gordon, supra, p. 104 U. S. 515, the district dourt can properly hear and decide the matters in dispute, and the application for the writ is accordingly

Denied.

Official Supreme Court caselaw is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia caselaw is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.