University of Baltimore Law Review


In 1956 the Supreme Court in Ryan Stevedoring Co. v. Pan-Atlantic Steamship Corp. implied a warranty of workman-like performance in stevedoring contracts. The stevedore's breach of this warranty entitled the shipowner to full indemnity for damages paid by the shipowner to injured longshoremen. This Article discusses the origin and development of the Ryan warranty and Ryan indemnity, focusing on post-Ryan statutory and decisional developments. The author advocates the application of principles of comparative negligence in maritime property damage cases.

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