Alpha Steamship Corp. v. Cain
281 U.S. 642 (1930)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Alpha Steamship Corp. v. Cain, 281 U.S. 642 (1930)

Alpha Steamship Corp. v. Cain

No. 457

Argued April 29, 30, 1930

Decided May 26, 1930

281 U.S. 642

Syllabus

An assault on a seaman by a superior authorized to direct his work and who committed the assault for the purpose of reprimanding him for tardiness and compelling him to work held negligence of the employer within the meaning of the federal Employers' Liability Act, and actionable against the employer under that Act as made applicable by the Merchant Marine Act. Jamison v. Encarnacion, ante p. 281 U. S. 635.

35 F.2d 717 affirmed.

Certiorari, 280 U.S. 549, to review a judgment of the circuit court of appeals affirming a recovery by a seaman for injuries resulting from an assault committed upon him by a superior aboard ship.

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