Usner v. Luckenbach Overseas Corp.
400 U.S. 494 (1971)

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Usner v. Luckenbach Overseas Corp., 400 U.S. 494 (1971)

Usner v. Luckenbach Overseas Corp.

No. 47

Argued November 18, 1970

Decided January 25, 1971

400 U.S. 494

Syllabus

Isolated, personal act of negligence by a fellow longshoreman resulting in injury to petitioner did not make shipowner liable on ground of unseaworthiness of vessel, as injury was not caused by ship's condition, appurtenances, cargo, or crew. There is a "complete divorcement of unseaworthiness liability from concepts of negligence." Mitchell v. Trawler Racer,362 U. S. 539, 362 U. S. 550. Pp. 400 U. S. 496-500.

413 F.2d 984, affirmed.

STEWART, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BURGER, C.J., and WHITE, MARSHALL, and BLACKMUN, JJ., joined. DOUGLAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion in which BLACK and BRENNAN, JJ., joined, post, p. 400 U. S. 501. HARLAN, J., filed a dissenting opinion, post, p. 400 U. S. 503.

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