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GUY V. DONALD, 203 U. S. 399 (1906)

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Guy v. Donald, 203 U.S. 399 (1906)

Guy v. Donald

No. 90

Argued November 8, 1906

Decided December 3, 1906

203 U.S. 399


While one carrying on private business may be answerable for the tort of another to whom he entrusts part of the work, he is not answerable for the torts of one whom he cannot select, control or discharge.

The member of a pilot association recognized by state statute and to which every pilot licensed by the state belongs, are not to be held liable as partners to owners of piloted vessels for the negligence of each other,

Page 203 U. S. 400

because the association collects the fees for pilotage and, after paying certain expenses, distributes them to those on the active list according to the number of days they have been on duty. So held as to Virginia Pilot Association.

135 F. 429 reversed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

Page 203 U. S. 403

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