The American Admiralty

The American Admiralty

by Erastus C. Benedict
The American Admiralty

The American Admiralty

by Erastus C. Benedict

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Overview

Reprint of the first edition. At the time of its publication there were other popular treatises on the subject in use by American lawyers, but the particularly American viewpoint and practicality of Benedict's treatise enabled it to surpass the others. Now in its seventh edition, it is still the premier work on the subject. In addition to covering American maritime law and practice in the courts, Benedict includes comprehensive discussions of trial by jury, the ancient jurisdiction of the English admiralty, the strife between the Common Law Courts and the Admiralty in the 16th and 17th centuries, the English admiralty at the time of the American Revolution; and the admiralty jurisdiction of the state courts of admiralty, the British colonies, Scotland and Ireland, France and other portions of Continental Europe. An appendix contains rules for the United States Supreme Court, the United States District and Circuit Courts and fee schedules, statutes and forms. Benedict [1800-1880], a noted lawyer and educator, was considered "one of the foremost admiralty lawyers of his day." He developed his expertise in admiralty law during his years as deputy clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Dictionary of American Biography I: 177. CONTENTS I. General View II. Jurisdiction III. Constitutional Construction IV. Admiralty and Maritime Law V. The ancient Jurisdiction of the English Admiralty VI. The strife between the Common Law Courts and the Admiralty in the 16th and 17th Centuries VII. The English Admiralty at the time of the American Revolution VIII. The Admiralty Jurisdiction of Scotland and Ireland IX. The Admiralty and Maritime Jurisdiction of the British Colonies X. The Jurisdiction of the State Courts of Admiralty XI. The Admiralty and Maritime Jurisdiction of France and other portions of Continental Europe XII. "Admiralty" and "Maritime" XIII. Trial by Jury-Suits at Common Law-Suits in Personam-Commerce XIV. The Maritime Law-Maritime Contracts XV. Ships and Vessels XVI. Seas-Lakes-Rivers XVII. The Question considered on Authority XVIII. Admiralty Practice-The Organization of the Courts XIX. The Practice of the American Admiralty Courts historically considered XX. The General Character and Course of Admiralty Proceedings XXI. Practice of the District Court.-The Libel XXII. Commencement of the Suit XXIII. Mesne Process XXIV. Interlocutory Sale or Delivery of Property XXV. Return of Process-Default-Appearance XXVI. The Pleadings after the Libel XXVII. Amendments and Supplemental Pleadings XXVIII. Stipulation and Bail XXIX. Seamen's Wages XXX. Prize Causes XXXI. Hearing XXXII. Decree XXXIII. Execution XXXIV. Petitions-Motions-Orders-Rules-Notices XXXV. Admiralty and Maritime Crimes XXXVI. Limitations XXXVII. THE CIRCUIT COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES. Their Jurisdiction and Practice in Admiralty and Maritime Cases XXXVIII. THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. Its Jurisdiction and Practice in Admiralty and Maritime Cases APPENDIX.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616190194
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange
Publication date: 10/12/2009
Pages: 668
Sales rank: 1,030,109
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.47(d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. General View

II. Jurisdiction

III. Constitutional Construction

IV. Admiralty and Maritime Law

V. The ancient Jurisdiction of the English Admiralty,

VI. The strife between the Common Law Courts and the Admiralty, in the 16th and 17th Centuries

VII. The English Admiralty at the time of the American Revolution

VIII. The Admiralty Jurisdiction of Scotland and Ireland

IX. The Admiralty and Maritime Jurisdiction of the British Colonies

X. The Jurisdiction of the State Courts of Admiralty

XI. The Admiralty and Maritime Jurisdiction of France and other portions

of Continental Europe

XII. "Admiralty" and" Maritime"

XIII. Trial by Jury-Suits at Common Law-Suits in Personam-Commerce

XIV. The Maritime Law-Maritime Contracts

XV. Ships and Vessels

XVI. Seas-Lakes-Rivers

XVII. The Question considered on Authority

XVIII. Admiralty Practice-The Organization of the Courts

XIX. The Practice of the American Admiralty Courts historically considered

XX. The General Character and Course of Admiralty Proceedings

XXI. Practice of the District Court.-The Libel

XXII. Commencement of the Suit

XXIII. Mesne Process

XXIV. Interlocutory Sale or Delivery of Property

XXV. Return of Process- Default- Appearance

XXVI. The Pleadings after the Libel

XXVII. Amendments and Supplemental Pleadings

XXVIII. Stipulation and Bail,

XXIX. Sea men's Wages

XXX. Prize Causes

XXXI. Hearing

XXXII. Decree

XXXIII. Execution

XXXIV. Petitions-Motions-Orders-Rules-Notices

XXXV. Admiralty and Maritime Crimes

XXXVI. Limitations

XXXVII. The Circuit Courts of the United States.

Their Jurisdiction and Practice in Admiralty and Maritime Cases

XXXVIII. The Supreme Court of the United States. Its Jurisdiction and Practice in Admiralty and Maritime Cases

APPENDIX.

Admiralty Rules established by the Supreme Court under the Act of 1842

Rules of the Practice of the Supreme Court

Rules of the District Court for the Southern District of New York, Index to the same

Rules of the Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York, on Appeals

Rules of the Circuit Court for the Northern District of New York, Rules of the District Court for the Northern District of New York, under the Act of 1845

Fee bill of the Southern District of New York

Fee bill of the N .Y. State Court of Admiralty before the U. S. Constitution

Act of 1841, regulating the Fees of the Clerks and Marshals

Act of 1812, for the appointment of U. S. Commissioners, and the .Act of 1817 in addition thereto

Act of 1789 for taking depositions de bene esse,

Act of 1827, regulating commissioners to take testimony

Act of 1842, authorizing commissioners to act as magistrates, and the Supreme Court to make general rules of practice

Act of 1790, regulating Summons for Seamen's Wages

Practical Forms

The Judiciary of the United States

United States Commissioners

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