Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. v. Kierejewski - 261 U.S. 479 (1923)
U.S. Supreme Court
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. v. Kierejewski, 261 U.S. 479 (1923)
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company v. Kierejewski
Argued February 27, 1923
Decided April 9, 1923
261 U.S. 479
The district court has admiralty jurisdiction over a libel to recover damages, in accordance with a local death statute, for a death occurring on navigable waters while the decedent was there performing maritime service to a completed vessel afloat, and occasioned by a tort then and there committed. P. 261 U. S. 480.
Error to a judgment of the district court recovered by the defendant in error in her libel for damages for the death of her husband.