De La Rama Steamship Co., Inc. v. United States
344 U.S. 386 (1953)

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De La Rama Steamship Co., Inc. v. United States, 344 U.S. 386 (1953)

De La Rama Steamship Co., Inc. v. United States

No. 368

Argued January 15, 1953

Decided February 2, 1953

344 U.S. 386

Syllabus

Petitioner brought a suit in admiralty in a Federal District Court against the United States to recover under a war risk policy issued under the War Risk Insurance Act of 1940, as amended, for the loss of a ship by enemy action, but the case had not been reached for trial when that Act was repealed by the Joint Resolution of July 25, 1947.

Held: the District Court was not deprived of jurisdiction, since existing rights and remedies were preserved by the General Savings Statute, R.S. § 13, now 1 U.S.C. § 109. Pp. 344 U. S. 386-391.

198 F.2d 182 reversed.

In a suit in admiralty against the United States, the District Court entered a final decree for the libellant. 98 F.Supp. 514. The Court of Appeals reversed. 198 F.2d 182. This Court granted certiorari. 344 U.S. 883. Reversed, p. 344 U. S. 391.

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