EXXON CORPORATION, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees,
CHICK KAM CHOO, et al., Defendants-Appellants.
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.https://leagle.com/images/logo.png
May 21, 1987.
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.
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
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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