Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Abraham E. Freedman and B.A. Green argued the cause for petitioner. With them on the brief was Edwin D. Hicks.
Erskine Wood and Erskine B. Wood argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.
Briefs were filed as amici curiae by William L. Standard and Jacquin Frank for the National Maritime Union of America; by Silas B. Axtell and Myron Scott for Josephine Fontao et al.; and by Abraham E. Freedman, Milton M. Borowsky and Charles Lakatos for the National Organization Marine Engineers Beneficial Association et al., urging reversal.
Solicitor General McGrath, Assistant Attorney General Sonnett, Ralph F. Fuchs and Paul A. Sweeney filed a brief for the United States as amicus curiae, urging affirmance.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE RUTLEDGE delivered the opinion of the Court.
This case arises by virtue of the fact that during most of the Second World War substantially our entire merchant marine became part of a single vast shipping pool, said to have been the largest in history,1 operated and controlled by the United States through the War Shipping Administration.2 So huge an enterprise necessarily comprehended many intricate...
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