UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT NEW YORK.
November 27, 1950.
Clinton LAFFOON, Plaintiff
WATERMAN STEAMSHIP CORP., a corporation, Defendant.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: NOONAN
NOONAN, District Judge.
Motion granted as to the first cause of action. Seaworthiness is peculiarly and exclusively the obligation of the owner of the vessel. Seas Shipping Co. v. Sieracki, 328 U.S. 85, 100, 66 S. Ct. 872, 90 L. Ed. 1099.
Motion denied as to the second cause of action. Cf. Weade v. Dichmann, Wright & Pugh, Inc., 337 U.S. 801, 808, 809, 69 S. Ct. 1326, 93 L. Ed. 1704; Greer v. Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., 1949 A.M.C. 1825.
On motion to dimiss.
See also 101 F.Supp. 823.
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