Standard Oil Co. v. Anderson,
212 U.S. 215 (1909)

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Standard Oil Co. v. Anderson, 212 U.S. 215 (1909)

Standard Oil Co. v. Anderson

No. 58

Argued January 7, 1909

Decided February 1, 1909

212 U.S. 215


One in the general service of another may be so transferred to the service of a third person as to become the latter's servant, with all the legal consequences of the new relation; but to change the relation and relieve the master requires more than the mere fact that the servant is sent to do work pointed out by such third party who has made a bargain with the master for his services.

A winchman employed by the person furnishing the hoisting power to a master stevedore for loading a vessel held to remain that person's servant notwithstanding the hoisting signals were given by the stevedore's foreman and not to be a fellow servant of an employee of the stevedore who was injured by his negligence.

152 F. 166 affirmed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

Page 212 U. S. 218

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