RYAN CO. v. PAN-ATLANTIC CORP.

No. 4.

350 U.S. 124 (1956)

RYAN STEVEDORING CO., INC. v. PAN-ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP CORP.

Supreme Court of United States.

Affirmed April 11, 1955.

Rehearing granted, May 16, 1955.

Reargued October 11-12, 1955.

Decided January 9, 1956.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sidney A. Schwartz argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Edward Ash.

Edward J. Behrens argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Charles H. Lawson.

By special leave of Court, 348 U.S. 948, Leavenworth Colby argued the cause for the United States, as amicus curiae, urging affirmance. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Sobeloff, Assistant Attorney General Burger, Paul A. Sweeney and Herman Marcuse.


Affirmed by an equally divided Court, April 11, 1955.

MR. JUSTICE BURTON delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents two questions as to the liability of a stevedoring contractor to reimburse a shipowner for damages paid by the latter to one of the contractor's longshoremen on account of injuries received by him in the course of his employment on shipboard. 1. The first question is whether the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act...

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