No. 6666.

157 F.Supp. 737 (1957)

BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION, Libellant, and Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, The American Tobacco Company, and A. Fantis, Intervening Libellants, v. THE S.S. ANGHYRA, her engines, boilers, etc., and Hellenic Lines, Limited, Respondents, HELLENIC LINES, Limited, Cross-Libellant, v. BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION, Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company, and A. Fantis, Cross-Respondents.

United States District Court E. D. Virginia, Newport News Division.

December 17, 1957.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Baird, Crenshaw & Lanning, Norfolk, Va., Sprague & Peck, New York City, for libellant and cross-respondents.

Edward S. Ferebee, Norfolk, Va., Bigham, Englar, Jones & Houston, New York City, for intervening libellants and cross-respondents.

Francis N. Crenshaw, Norfolk, Va., Stuart Sprague, New York City, Edward S. Ferebee, Norfolk, Va., John W. R. Zisgen, New York City, of counsel, for libellants.

Seawell, Johnston, McCoy & Winston, Jett, Sykes & Howell, Norfolk, Va., Hill, Betts & Nash, New York City, James E. Freehill, New York City, Leon T. Seawell, R. Arthur Jett, Norfolk, Va., Herbert D. Schedler, New York City, of counsel for respondent, claimant and cross-libellant.

WALTER E. HOFFMAN, District Judge.

With the exception of the claim of one A. Fantis involving a shipment of olive oil in tin containers, this action relates to claims by various tobacco interests alleged to have arisen by reason of shipments from Bulgaria, Turkey, and Greece to Newport News and Norfolk on the S. S. Anghyra during the early part of the year 1941. The claimants contend that the tobacco was in good order and condition when stowed aboard the vessel, but...


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