The Paquete Habana,
189 U.S. 453 (1903)

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The Paquete Habana, 189 U.S. 453 (1903)

The Paquete Habana

Nos. 578-589

Argued March 19, 1903

Decided April 6, 1903

189 U.S. 453


This Court having decided in The Paquete Habana, 175 U. S. 677, that certain fishing smacks engaged in coast fishing for the daily market were not liable to capture, and ordered that the proceeds of vessels and cargoes be restored to the claimants with compensatory and not punitive damages and costs, and it appearing that the damages allowed were excessive, the cases were remanded to the district court for further proceedings.

Under the circumstances of this case, the decree should be entered against the United States, and not against the captors individually.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

Page 189 U. S. 463

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