Leathers v. Blessing
105 U.S. 626 (1881)

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Leathers v. Blessing, 105 U.S. 626 (1881)

Leathers v. Blessing

105 U.S. 626

Syllabus

1. The term "torts," when used in reference to admiralty jurisdiction, embraces not only wrongs committed by direct force, but such as are suffered in consequence of negligence or malfeasance, where the remedy at common law is by an action on the case.

2. The jurisdiction in admiralty is not ousted by the fact that, when the wrong was done on the vessel by the negligence of her master, she had completed her voyage and was securely moored at the wharf where her cargo was about to be discharged.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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