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Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal v. United States, 287 U.S. 170 (1932)

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal v. United States

No. 39

Argued October 21, 1932

Decided November 14, 1932

287 U.S. 170


1. Where one of several tugboats, all acquired, maintained, and used by their owners in a regular towing business, was laid up by collision and the owner provided no substitute, but took care of the business by working the other tugboats overtime, held erroneous, in assessing damages, to allow as demurrage the market cost of hiring a substitute during the time of repair. P. 287 U. S. 174.

2. "Spare boat" doctrine considered and held inapplicable. P. 287 U. S. 176.

3. An appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals in admiralty case is a trial de novo. Id.

4. An assessment of damages in admiralty may be corrected on appeal if erroneous in law or extravagant in fact. Id.

54 F.2d 978 affirmed.

Certiorari, 286 U.S. 538, to review an admiralty decree modifying an assessment of damages in a collision case.

Page 287 U. S. 172

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