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KAMARA v. S. LIVANOS & CO.

May 10, 1951

KAMARA et al.
v.
S. LIVANOS & CO., Inc., et al. THE KATHERINE. THE ATLANTIC EMPEROR



The opinion of the court was delivered by: KAUFMAN

The libel in this action was filed on December 22, 1950, and contains thirteen causes of action which have been succinctly summarized by proctor for respondent as follows:

First Cause of Action

A claim by all of the libelants for damages representing earned wages, severance pay, vacation pay and transportation to the port of engagement.

 Second Cause of Action

 A claim by the libelant Kamara to recover damages and maintenance and cure as a result of injuries allegedly sustained aboard the S.S. Katherine.

 Third Cause of Action

 A claim by all of the libelants for damages on the ground that their personal effects were wrongfully withheld from them and for failing to discharge them because of bad food aboard the vessel. In addition, all of the libelants except Kamara and Sylva seek damages on the ground that a certificate of discharge and their seamen's papers were not given to them.

 Fourth Cause of Action

 A claim by all of the libelants to recover earned wages which were allegedly not paid to them and penalties for unlawful withholding of these wages.

 Fifth Cause of Action

 A claim by all of the libelants for damages for conspiracy to imprison them and for falsely imprisoning them aboard the S.S. Katherine.

 Sixth Cause of Action

 A claim by the libelants Chitakis and Veloudos for damages because of a conspiracy to rearrest, kidnap and transport them after release on habeas corpus proceedings in the Corporation Court of the City of Newport News, Virginia, from Newport News to Ellis Island, New York, and for ...


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