Civ. A. No. 78-2892.

491 F.Supp. 1276 (1980)

Joseph DeJAMES, Plaintiff, v. MAGNIFICENCE CARRIERS, INC., Venture Shipping (Managers Ltd.) Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Hitachi Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd., and Usuki Tekkosho, Defendants.

United States District Court, D. New Jersey.

June 18, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stanley B. Gruber, Camden, N. J., for plaintiff.

Reiners & Davis by M. Jefferson Davis, Haddonfield, N. J., for defendant Hitachi Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd.

Christopher S. D'Angelo, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, Philadelphia, Pa., for defendants.


COHEN, Senior Judge:

Plaintiff, Joseph DeJames, a New Jersey citizen, has brought suit under the admiralty jurisdiction of the court, 28 U.S.C. § 1333, to recover damages for personal injuries suffered while working aboard the vessel M. V. Magnificence Venture. The injuries allegedly occurred on January 26, 1977, while the vessel was moored at a pier in Camden, New Jersey.

According to the pleadings defendant, Hitachi Shipbuilding and...

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