Eddie Lee Hill, Appellant, v. Flota Mercante Grancolombiana, S. A., Appellee, 405 F.2d 878 (5th Cir. 1969)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 405 F.2d 878 (5th Cir. 1969) January 14, 1969

Clifton S. Carl, Garrett & Carl, New Orleans, La., for appellant.

Benjamin W. Yancey, M. D. Yager, John R. Peters, Jr., Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, New Orleans, La., for appellee.

Before WISDOM and GODBOLD, Circuit Judges, and HUGHES, Judge.


We agree with the excellent opinion of the district court, appearing at 267 F. Supp. 380 (1968), holding that under the evidence in this admiralty case, brought by an injured longshoreman, the vessel was not proved to be unseaworthy and appellant was injured through his own negligence.