The Admiral Peoples
295 U.S. 649 (1935)

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The Admiral Peoples, 295 U.S. 649 (1935)

The Admiral Peoples

No. 696

Submitted April 12, 1935

Decided June 3, 1935

295 U.S. 649

Syllabus

A passenger, while disembarking from a ship over its gangplank, which projected above a dock, fell from the shore end of the gangplank to the dock and was injured by the fall. Negligence in failing to provide

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a railing on the gangplank, in failing to have the plank flush with the dock or taper off to the dock level, and in failing to give warning of the step was charged against the ship. Held that the gangplank was part of the ship, and the cause of action in admiralty. P. 295 U. S. 651.

73 F.2d 170 reversed.

Certiorari, 294 U.S. 702, to review a judgment affirming a judgment sustaining an exception to a libel in admiralty.

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