Liverpool & Great Western Steam Co. v. Phenix Ins. Co.
129 U.S. 397 (1889)

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Liverpool & Great Western Steam Co. v. Phenix Ins. Co., 129 U.S. 397 (1889)

Liverpool and Great Western Steam Company v. Phenix Insurance Company

Argued November 8-9, 1881

Decided March 5, 1889

129 U.S. 397

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Syllabus

A decree of the circuit court in admiralty on the instance side, finding negligence in the stranding of a ship, can be reviewed by this Court so far only as it involves a question of law.

The owner of a general ship carrying goods for hire on an ocean voyage is a common carrier.

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