Nameh v. United States
267 U.S. 122 (1925)

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Nameh v. United States, 267 U.S. 122 (1925)

Nameh v. United States

No. 157

Argued January 6, 1926

Decided March 2, 1925

267 U.S. 122

Syllabus

1. Under the Suits in Admiralty Act, suit against the United States may be brought in the district where the libelant resides, as well

Page 267 U. S. 123

as in that where the vessel is found, even though it would have been a suit in rem if involving only private parties. P. 267 U. S. 125.

2. The language in this regard (§ 2 of Act) should be accorded its broad and ordinary meaning, and not be interpreted in a restricted and distributive sense. Id.

Reversed.

Appeal from a decree of the district court dismissing a libel for want of jurisdiction, as brought in the wrong district.

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