Walls v. City of New York, Civ. No. 17852.

CourtUnited States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. United States District Court (Eastern District of New York)
Writing for the CourtHill, Betts & Nash, New York City, for defendant Compagnie Maritime Belge
Citation156 F. Supp. 3
PartiesPearlena WALLS, Plaintiff, v. The CITY OF NEW YORK and Compagnie Maritime Belge, Defendants.
Docket NumberCiv. No. 17852.
Decision Date15 November 1957

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Pearlena WALLS, Plaintiff,
v.
The CITY OF NEW YORK and Compagnie Maritime Belge, Defendants.

Civ. No. 17852.

United States District Court E. D. New York.

November 15, 1957.


156 F. Supp. 4

Sidney Sigelman, Staten Island, for plaintiff.

Hill, Betts & Nash, New York City, for defendant Compagnie Maritime Belge.

Peter C. Brown, Corp. Counsel, New York City, for City of New York.

ZAVATT, District Judge.

The plaintiff moves for an order remanding this case to the City Court of the City of New York, County of Richmond, on the ground that it was improperly removed to this court on the petition of the defendant Compagnie Maritime Belge. The defendant Compagnie Maritime Belge moves to transfer this case from this court to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on the ground of convenience.

The complaint in the action instituted by the plaintiff in the City Court alleges a common law action against both defendants for a maritime tort, to wit, that while plaintiff was a passenger on a ferryboat owned by the defendant The City of New York, on October 26, 1956, the said ferryboat and a vessel of the defendant Compagnie Maritime Belge collided, as a result of which the plaintiff sustained personal injuries and was damaged

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to the extent of $6,000. It alleges that the collision and the plaintiff's injuries were caused by the negligence of both defendants; that the plaintiff has complied with the provisions of the Charter of the City of New York by filing a notice of her claim against and intention to sue the defendant The City of New York; that the said City has failed and refused to adjust said claim and that the action was commenced as against the City within one (1) year after the cause of action accrued; that the defendant The City of New York is a municipal corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of New York and that the defendant Compagnie Maritime Belge is a foreign corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of Belgium. The petition for removal recites that the defendant Compagnie Maritime Belge was served with a copy of the summons and complaint on July 17, 1957. The attorney for the plaintiff has advised this court by letter that a copy of the summons and complaint were served upon the defendant The City of New York on July 16, 1957

After both defendants had been so served and on July 26, 1957, the defendant Compagnie...

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  • State of New Jersey v. Moriarity, Civ. A. No. 262-64.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 3th Circuit. United States District Courts. 3th Circuit. District of New Jersey
    • March 31, 1967
    ...159 F.Supp. 856 (D. Del.1958); Maurer v. International Typographical Union, 139 F.Supp. 337 (E.D.Pa., 1956); Walls v. City of New York, 156 F.Supp. 3 (D.C.1957); Breyman v. Pennsylvania, O. & D. R. Co., 38 F.2d 209 (6th Cir. 1930)., and proper alignment of parties, are relevant for present ......
  • Moss v. CALUMET PAVING COMPANY, No. IP 61-C-180
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 7th Circuit. United States District Court (Southern District of Indiana)
    • January 31, 1962
    ...corporation, a city, is a citizen of the state. City of Ysleta v. Canda, 67 F. 6, 7 (W.D.Texas Cir. 1895); Walls v. City of New York, 156 F.Supp. 3 (E.D.N.Y.1957); Siegel v. Detroit, Dep't of St. Rys., 52 F.Supp. 669 (E.D.Mich.1943); McGarry v. City of Bethlehem, 45 F.Supp. 385 (E.D.Pa.1942......
  • Lorraine Motors, Inc. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., Civ. No. 18892.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. United States District Court (Eastern District of New York)
    • September 16, 1958
    ...Universal Surety Co. v. Manhattan Fire & Marine Ins. Co., D.C. D.S.D.1958, 157 F.Supp. 606; Walls v. City of New York, D.C.E.D.N.Y.1957, 156 F.Supp. 3; Maurer v. International Typographical Union, D.C.E.D.Pa.1956, 139 F.Supp. 337; Rodriguez v. Union Oil Co. of Cal., D.C.S.D.Cal.1954, 121 F.......
  • Nesti v. Rose Barge Lines, Inc., No. 70 C 2518.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 7th Circuit. United States District Court (Northern District of Illinois)
    • March 31, 1971
    ...Crawford, supra; Hill, supra; Victorias Milling Co. v. Hugo Neu Corp., 196 F. Supp. 64 (S.D.N.Y.1961); and Walls v. City of New York, 156 F.Supp. 3 (E.D. N.Y.1957). See generally Paduano v. Yamashita Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha, 120 F.Supp. 304 (E.D.N.Y.1954) aff'd 221 F.2d 615 (2nd Cir. 1955). ......
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  • State of New Jersey v. Moriarity, Civ. A. No. 262-64.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 3th Circuit. United States District Courts. 3th Circuit. District of New Jersey
    • March 31, 1967
    ...159 F.Supp. 856 (D. Del.1958); Maurer v. International Typographical Union, 139 F.Supp. 337 (E.D.Pa., 1956); Walls v. City of New York, 156 F.Supp. 3 (D.C.1957); Breyman v. Pennsylvania, O. & D. R. Co., 38 F.2d 209 (6th Cir. 1930)., and proper alignment of parties, are relevant for present ......
  • Moss v. CALUMET PAVING COMPANY, No. IP 61-C-180
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 7th Circuit. United States District Court (Southern District of Indiana)
    • January 31, 1962
    ...corporation, a city, is a citizen of the state. City of Ysleta v. Canda, 67 F. 6, 7 (W.D.Texas Cir. 1895); Walls v. City of New York, 156 F.Supp. 3 (E.D.N.Y.1957); Siegel v. Detroit, Dep't of St. Rys., 52 F.Supp. 669 (E.D.Mich.1943); McGarry v. City of Bethlehem, 45 F.Supp. 385 (E.D.Pa.1942......
  • Lorraine Motors, Inc. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., Civ. No. 18892.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. United States District Court (Eastern District of New York)
    • September 16, 1958
    ...Universal Surety Co. v. Manhattan Fire & Marine Ins. Co., D.C. D.S.D.1958, 157 F.Supp. 606; Walls v. City of New York, D.C.E.D.N.Y.1957, 156 F.Supp. 3; Maurer v. International Typographical Union, D.C.E.D.Pa.1956, 139 F.Supp. 337; Rodriguez v. Union Oil Co. of Cal., D.C.S.D.Cal.1954, 121 F.......
  • Nesti v. Rose Barge Lines, Inc., No. 70 C 2518.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 7th Circuit. United States District Court (Northern District of Illinois)
    • March 31, 1971
    ...Crawford, supra; Hill, supra; Victorias Milling Co. v. Hugo Neu Corp., 196 F. Supp. 64 (S.D.N.Y.1961); and Walls v. City of New York, 156 F.Supp. 3 (E.D. N.Y.1957). See generally Paduano v. Yamashita Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha, 120 F.Supp. 304 (E.D.N.Y.1954) aff'd 221 F.2d 615 (2nd Cir. 1955). ......
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