Ex Parte Boyer
109 U.S. 629 (1884)

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Ex Parte Boyer, 109 U.S. 629 (1884)

Ex Parte Boyer, 109 U.S. 629 (1884)

Submitted December 17, 1883

Decided January 7, 1884

109 U.S. 629

Syllabus

The District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois, as a court of admiralty, has jurisdiction of a suit in rem against a steam canal boat to recover damages caused by a collision between her and another canal boat while the two boats were navigating the Illinois and Lake Michigan Canal at a point about four miles from its Chicago end, and within the body of Cook County, Illinois, although the libellant's boat was bound from one place in Illinois to another place in Illinois.

Petition for a writ of prohibition to restrain the judge of the

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District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois from exercising jurisdiction and entering a final decree in a suit in admiralty in that court growing out of a collision in the Illinois Canal.

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