Compania Naviera Joanna S.A. v. Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster NV, No. 08-1031 - Injury & Tort Law - U.S. Fourth Circuit
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Compania Naviera Joanna S.A. v. Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster NV, No. 08-1031

In a tort action arising out of a ship collision, the dismissal of the complaint is affirmed where the District Court did not abuse its discretion in applying the doctrine of forum non conveniens, because the accident occurred in Chinese waters and proceedings were already underway in a Chinese court.

Read Compania Naviera Joanna S.A. v. Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster NV, No. 08-1031

Appellate Information

Argued: March 24, 2009

Decided: June 26, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Niemeyer

Counsel

For Appellants:

Mary Campbell Broughton, Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli, Mobile, AL

For Appellees:

Gordon D. Schreck, Buist, Moore, Smythe, McGee, PA, Charleston, SC

Douglas M. Muller, Moore & Van Allen, PLLC, Charleston, SC