West Headnote of the Day – December 25, 2009

December 25, 2009

West's Key 348 Seamen
West's Key 348k15 Wages
West's Key 348k21 Forfeiture and Fines
West's Key 348k21(4) Desertion
West's Key 348k21(4.1) k. In General.

Seamen missing vessel, hoping to delay sailing over Christmas Day, and attempting to rejoin, were not “deserters.”
Buchanan v. United States, 24 F.2d 528 (N.D. Cal. 1927)

348 Seamen