Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
John W. Oast, Jr., Norfolk, Va., for appellant.
Edward R. Baird, Jr., Norfolk, Va., (Baird, White & Lanning and George M. Lanning, Norfolk, Va., on brief), for appellee.
Before SOPER and DOBIE, Circuit Judges, and WILLIAMS, District Judge.
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
DOBIE, Circuit Judge.
This is an appeal from an interlocutory decree of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, awarding damages to the libelant, Southern Lighterage Corporation, for the sinking of its gravel laden scow, Covered Wagon, in the James River. The sinking is alleged to have been caused by the negligence of the respondent, Curtis Bay Towing Company, in failing to exercise reasonable care in the protection of the scow....
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