No. 78-479.

443 U.S. 256 (1979)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 27, 1979.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Calvin W. Breit argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs was C. Arthur Rutter, Jr.

Charles F. Tucker argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was John B. King, Jr.*

MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

On March 3, 1974, the S.S. Atlantic Cognac, a container-ship owned by respondent, arrived at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Va. Petitioner, a longshoreman, was then employed by the Nacirema Operating Co., a stevedoring concern that the shipowner had engaged to unload cargo from the vessel. The longshoreman was injured in the course of that work, and he received...

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