Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Iselin, Riggs, Ferris & Mygatt, of New York City (George C. Sprague, Morris D. Ferris, and H. C. Archibald, all of New York City, of counsel), for libelant.
Tompkins, Boal & Tompkins, of New York City (Arthur M. Boal, of New York City, of counsel), for claimant.
Hunt, Hill & Betts, of New York City (John W. Crandall and Earle H. Houghtaling, Jr., both of New York City, of counsel), for respondent.
District Court, S. D. New York.
LEIBELL, District Judge.
Libelant brings this action in rem against the S. S. "Lafcomo", owned by the claimant, and against the respondent in personam as the operator of the steamship under a time charter from claimant. The action is for damages (in excess of $62,000) to a shipment of 1,847 cases and 20 bundles of 4 cases each of lily of the valley pips carried from Rotterdam to New York in November-December, 1939. The Bill of Lading was in the usual form of the respondent...
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