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UNION FISH CO. V. ERICKSON, 248 U. S. 308 (1919)

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Union Fish Co. v. Erickson, 248 U.S. 308 (1919)

Union Fish Co. v. Erickson

No. 76

Submitted November 22, 1918

Decided January 7, 1919

248 U.S. 308


By a contract made orally in California, respondent was engaged to go to Alaska and there for one year to serve as master of petitioner's vessel, mainly upon the sea. The respondent libeled the vessel in the district court in California for breach of the contract. Held that the contract was maritime, and that the California statute of frauds requiring a writing for agreements not to be performed within a year was therefore inapplicable in defense. P. 248 U. S. 312.

235 F. 385 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 248 U. S. 311

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