Alice Credeur Hebert, As Personal Representative of Anthony Fontenot and Davy James Credeur, Appellant, v. Petroleum Pipe Inspectors, Inc., et al., Appellees, 396 F.2d 237 (5th Cir. 1968)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 396 F.2d 237 (5th Cir. 1968)

June 11, 1968

George J. Garzotto, New Orleans, La., for appellant.

John G. Torian, II, Lafayette, La., for appellees.

Before COLEMAN and GOLDBERG, Circuit Judges, and HANNAY, District Judge.


The District Court held that the minors for whom this Jones Act suit was brought [46 U.S.C.A. § 688] were not "children" within the meaning of the Act because they were the adulterously illegitimate offspring of the deceased father, so denominated by Louisiana law.

The summary judgment granted the defendants on this ground is reversed and remanded, Levy v. Louisiana, 391 U.S. 68, 88 S. Ct. 1509, 20 L. Ed. 2d 436.

Reversed and remanded.