Longshoremen v. Juneau Spruce Corp. - 342 U.S. 237 (1952)


U.S. Supreme Court

Longshoremen v. Juneau Spruce Corp., 342 U.S. 237 (1952)

International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union

v. Juneau Spruce Corp.

No. 280

Argued December 6, 1951

Decided January 7, 1952

342 U.S. 237

Syllabus

1. The District Court for the Territory of Alaska is a "district court of the United States" within the meaning of § 303(b) of the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, which authorizes any person injured in his business or property by reason of any violation of § 303(a) (relating to secondary boycotts, jurisdictional strikes, etc.) to sue therefor in any "district court of the United States." Pp. 342 U. S. 240-243.

2. The right of action under § 303(b) of the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, for damages caused by jurisdictional strikes prohibited by § 303(a)(4) is not dependent upon any prior determination by the National Labor Relations Board under §§ 8(b)(4)(D) and 10(k) of the National Labor Relations Act, as amended. Pp. 342 U. S. 243-245.

189 F.2d 177 affirmed.

The District Court for the Territory of Alaska awarded respondent a judgment for $750,000 plus costs against petitioners for injuries sustained as a result of a violation of § 303(a) of the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, 61 Stat. 136, 158, 29 U.S.C. § 187(a). The Court of Appeals affirmed. 189 F.2d 177. This Court granted certiorari. 342 U.S. 857. Affirmed, p. 342 U. S. 245.

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