Ex Parte Slayton, 105 U.S. 451 (1881)
U.S. Supreme CourtEx Parte Slayton, 105 U.S. 451 (1881)
Ex Parte Slayton
105 U.S. 451
The owner of a vessel may, before he or it is sued, institute appropriate proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction, to obtain the benefit of the limitation of liability provided for by secs. 4284 and 4285 of the Revised Statutes.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.