No. 175.

398 U.S. 375 (1970)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 15, 1970

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles J. Hardee, Jr., argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioner.

Dewey R. Villareal, Jr., argued the cause for respondent States Marine Lines, Inc. With him on the brief were John W. Boult and William A. Gillen. David C. G. Kerr argued the cause for respondent Gulf Florida Terminal Co. On the brief were George W. Ericksen and James B. McDonough, Jr.

Louis F. Claiborne argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging reversal. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Griswold, Assistant Attorney General Ruckelshaus, Joseph J. Connolly, and Alan S. Rosenthal.

Briefs of amici curiae were filed by David B. Kaplan for the American Trial Lawyers Association, and by Nathan Baker, pro se.

MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the Court.

We brought this case here to consider whether The Harrisburg, 119 U.S. 199, in which this Court held in 1886 that maritime law does not afford a cause of action for wrongful death, should any longer be regarded as acceptable law.

The complaint sets forth that Edward Moragne, a longshoreman, was killed while working aboard...

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