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AGUILAR V. STANDARD OIL CO., 318 U. S. 724 (1943)

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Aguilar v. Standard Oil Co., 318 U.S. 724 (1943)

Aguilar v. Standard Oil Co.

No. 454

Argued March 2, 3, 1943

Decided April 19, 1943*

318 U.S. 724


1. A shipowner's liability for maintenance and cure extends to a seaman who, departing on or returning from shore leave (though without any duty to perform for the ship while on leave), is injured while proceeding, without misconduct, across a dock or other property which was the only available route between the vessel and the public streets. P. 318 U. S. 736.

2. Liability in such case does not depend upon whether the shipowner was negligent. P. 318 U. S. 736.

No. 454, 130 F.2d 154, reversed.

No. 582, 130 F.2d 797, affirmed.

Certiorari, 317 U.S. 621-622, to review, in No. 582, the reversal of a judgment dismissing the complaint, and, in No. 454, the affirmance of a judgment dismissing the complaint, in suits by seamen for maintenance and cure.

Page 318 U. S. 725

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