The Mamie - 110 U.S. 742 (1884)
U.S. Supreme Court
The Mamie, 110 U.S. 742 (1884)
Submitted March 4, 1884
Decided March 10, 1884
110 U.S. 742
This Court will refuse an application for injunction to stay proceedings begun in a state court before the filing of a libel to obtain the benefit of the Limited Liability Act, Rev.Stat. §§ 4283-4285, when it appears that both courts below decided against the petitioner's right to the benefit of the act, and that no cause for granting the petition is shown except the expense consequent upon trials in the state court pending the appeal.
The steam yacht Mamie, engaged in carrying passengers on the Detroit River, came into collision with another steamer and sank, by reason of which several passengers were drowned. Their administrator commenced suits in the state court to recover damages from the owners of the yacht. The owners then commenced proceedings in admiralty in the District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, to obtain the benefit of the limited liability act. The district court dismissed the libel