The Sterling and The Equator,
106 U.S. 647 (1882)

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The Sterling and The Equator, 106 U.S. 647 (1882)

The Sterling and The Equator

Decided November 6, 1882

106 U.S. 647


1. A decree against two vessels at fault should be not in solido for the full amount of damages sustained by the libellant, but severally against each for one half of his damage and costs, any balance which he shall be unable to en force against either vessel to be paid by the other or its stipulators, to the extent of her stipulated value beyond the moiety due from her.

2. Inasmuch as the form of the decree was not in this case called to the attention of the Circuit Court, the parties are required to pay their respective costs in this Court.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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