PURE OIL CO. V. SUAREZ, 384 U. S. 202 (1966)

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Pure Oil Co. v. Suarez, 384 U.S. 202 (1966)

Pure Oil Co. v. Suarez

No. 692

Argued April 19, 1966

Decided May 16, 1966

384 U.S. 202


Provision fixing venue of actions under Jones Act in district where the defendant employer resides (i.e., in case of corporation, is incorporated) or his principal office is located held expanded by the later general venue statute, 20 U.S.C. § 1391(c), so that a corporation, in the absence of contrary statutory restrictions, may also be sued in district where it does business. Fourco Glass Co. v. Transmirra Prods. Corp., 353 U. S. 222, distinguished. Pp. 384 U. S. 202-207.

346 F.2d 890 affirmed.

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