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GEORGE A. FINCH.
JUDICIAL DECISIONS INVOLVING QUESTIONS OF
WATTS & COMPANY, LIMITED, V. UNIONE AUSTRIACA DI NAVIGAZIONE, ETC.
Supreme Court of the United States.
October 14, 1918.
2. A party sued although an alien enemy is entitled to defend before the entry of judgment.
3. During a state of war, while communication is interrupted and intercourse with the enemy prohibited, it is impossible for an alien enemy to make proper defense.
4. In such a case no action should be taken except as may be required to preserve the security and the rights of the parties in statu quo, until by reason of the restoration of peace it may become possible for a respondent adequately to present his defense.
Mr. Justice Brandeis delivered the opinion of the Court.
On August 4, 1914, Great Britain declared war against Germany and on August 12, 1914, against Austria-Hungary. Prior to August 4, Watts, Watts & Co., Limited, a British corporation, had supplied to Unione Austriaca di Navigazione, an Austro-Hungarian corporation, bunker coal at Algiers, a dependency of the French Republic. Drafts on London given therefor having been protested for non-payment, the seller brought, on August 24, 1914, a libel in personam against the purchaser in the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of New York. Jurisdiction was obtained by attaching one of the steamers to which the coal had been furnished. The attachment was discharged by giving a bond which is now in force. The respondent appeared and filed an answer which admitted that the case was within the admiralty jurisdiction of the court; and it was submitted for decision upon a stipulation as to facts and proof of foreign law.
The respondent contended that the District Court, as a court of a neutral nation, should not exercise its jurisdictional power between alien belligerents to require the transfer, by process of