406 US 340 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company v. Erie Lackawanna Railroad Company
406 U.S. 340
92 S.Ct. 1550
32 L.Ed.2d 110
ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD COMPANY, Petitioner,
ERIE LACKAWANNA RAILROAD COMPANY et al.
Argued April 17 and 18, 1972.
Decided May 15, 1972.
Devereux Milburn, New York City, for petitioner.
Barrett Prettyman, Jr., Washington, D.C., for respondents.
We granted certiorari to review the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 442 F.2d 694 (1971), affirming the judgment of the District Court for the Southern District of New York, 315 F.Supp. 357 (1970). 404 U.S. 909, 92 S.Ct. 226, 30 L.Ed.2d 181 (1971). We agree that in this noncollision admiralty case the District Court properly dismissed petitioner's third-party complaint for contribution against respondent Erie on the authority of Halcyon Lines v. Haenn Ship Ceiling & Refitting Corp., 342 U.S. 282, 72 S.Ct. 277, 96 L.Ed. 318 (1952). The judgment of the Court of Appeals is therefore affirmed.
Mr. Justice POWELL took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.