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Ford v. Trident Fisheries Co.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
122 N.E. 389 (1919)


Facts

Ford (plaintiff) was employed as a mate on a boat owned by Trident Fisheries Co. (Trident) (defendant). Ford was thrown overboard one night. A boat was lowered to pick him up. This boat was suspended from davits and had only one oar. Ford was never recovered and was presumed dead. The administratrix of Ford’s estate sued on his behalf in negligence. Trident moved to dismiss the suit. The trial court entered judgment for Trident, and Ford appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Carroll, J.)

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