Goslee v. Shute
This was an appeal from the circuit court of the United States for the eastern district of Louisiana.
The facts of the case are stated in the opinion of the court.
The district court held that both boats were in fault, and divided the damages, and ordered judgment to be entered against The Magnolia for $17,900.
From this decision both parties appealed to the circuit court, where the judgment of the district court was reversed, and the libel dismissed with costs. The libellants, who were owners of The Autocrat, appealed to this court.
It was argued by Mr. Sargent and Mr. Crittenden, for the appellants, on whose side was also filed an argument by Mr. Pike. For the appellees, it was argued by Mr. Benjamin.
Mr. Justice McLEAN delivered the opinion of the court.