Stilk v. Myrick
|Stilk v. Myrick|
|Court||Court of Common Pleas|
Stilk (plaintiff) took a job on a ship traveling from London, England, through the Baltic Sea to St. Petersburg, Russia & back. The contract required him to be paid £ 5 /month (5 British pounds per month).
Stilk & the other 8 crew members brought the ship back to London. Upon arriving home, the captain refused to pay the extra wages of the 2 deserting sailors to the remaining sailors.
2 sailors ditched their ship in St. Petersburg, Russia. The British captain promised their wages to the remaining crew members.