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DOULLUT & WILLIAMS CO., INC. V. UNITED STATES, 268 U. S. 33 (1925)

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Doullut & Williams Co., Inc. v. United States, 268 U.S. 33 (1925)

Doullut & Williams Company, Inc. v. United States

Nos. 317 and 318

Argued March 20, 1925

Decided April 13, 1925

268 U.S. 33

Syllabus

Admiralty has jurisdiction of a suit to recover damages for injuries inflicted by merchant vessels on clusters of piles, constituting no part or extension of the shore, driven into the bottom of a river, in that way only attached to the land, completely surrounded by navigable water, and used exclusively as aids to navigation. P. 268 U. S. 34.

Reversed.

Appeals from decrees of the district court dismissing for want of jurisdiction two libels brought against the United States, under the Act of March 9, 190, to recover damages for injuries to piling occasioned by its vessels.


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