No. 33.

210 U.S. 95 (1908)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 18, 1908.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. J. Parker Kirlin, with whom Mr. Robert D. Benedict, Mr. Edward G. Benedict and Mr. A. Gordon Murray were on the brief, for petitioners for writ of certiorari.

Mr. Edward K. Jones and Mr. William G. Choate, with whom Mr. Joseph P. Nolan was on the brief, for respondent, La Compagnie Generale Transatlantique and petitioners on cross writ.

MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the court.

On July 4, 1898, in the Atlantic Ocean, about sixty miles off Sable Island, as the result of a collision between the British ship Cromartyshire and the French steamship La Bourgogne, bound from New York to Havre, La Bourgogne was hopelessly injured, sank in a short time, and most of her passengers, her captain, other principal officers, and many of the crew went down with...


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