Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. v. Kierejewski
261 U.S. 479 (1923)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. v. Kierejewski, 261 U.S. 479 (1923)

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company v. Kierejewski

No. 633

Argued February 27, 1923

Decided April 9, 1923

261 U.S. 479

Syllabus

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.

Affirmed.

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.

Page 261 U. S. 480

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