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Pring On v. Blethen [1882]

[shipping collision]

Pring On v. Blethen

United States Consular Court, Shanghai
Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 7 March 1882

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6th. - A lengthy opinion in the case of Pring On vs. Clement Pinney Blethen, written by Judges Sawyer, of the United States Circuit Court, and Hoffman, of the United States District Court, was read to-day from the bench of the former Court.  This was on appeal from the United States Consular Court at Shanghai, China.

Proceedings were brought in that Court to recover damages arising out of a collision between the steamer Pring On and the brig Condor, in the Chinese river Yang-tse-kiang, on the 21st November, 1879.  The Court gave judgment in favor of the steamer for something like $3,500, which judgment is reversed by the two United States Judges sitting in bank.

Published by Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance at Macquarie Law School