No. 86-2428.

817 F.2d 307 (1987)

EXXON CORPORATION, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. CHICK KAM CHOO, et al., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied June 24, 1987.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joseph C. Blanks, Beaumont, Tex., for defendants-appellants.

James Patrick Cooney, Houston, Tex., for plaintiffs-appellees.

Before CLARK, Chief Judge, GEE, and REAVLEY, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied June 24, 1987.

GEE, Circuit Judge:

This appeal presents a novel issue: whether the dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds of a maritime action by a federal court precludes litigation of the same claims in a state court located in the same city. We conclude that the forum non conveniens determination in federal court is binding in a subsequent action between the...

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