Docket No. 97-7034.

140 F.3d 129 (1998)

SHIPPING FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. William J. DRAKOS, Duke Petroleum Transport Corporation and OMI Petrolink Corporation, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided March 20, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frederick A. Lovejoy, Lovejoy & Associates, Westport, CT (Steven P. Calkins, Steven P. Calkins & Associates, P.C., New York City, of counsel), for Plaintiff-Appellant Shipping Financial Services Corporation.

James P. Rau, New York City (Cardillo & Corbett, New York City, of counsel), for Defendants-Appellees William J. Drakos and Duke Petroleum Transport Corporation.

Simon Harter, New York City (Susan Emma Olick, Healy & Baillie, LLP, New York City; John W. Wall, Healy & Baillie, Stamford, CT, of counsel), for Defendant-Appellee OMI Petrolink Corporation.

Before: CARDAMONE, LEVAL, Circuit Judges, and KOELTL, District Judge.

CARDAMONE, Circuit Judge:

Shipping Financial Services Corporation (Shipping Services), a maritime brokerage company, appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Dorsey, C.J.) dismissing its complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The complaint asserted federal maritime jurisdiction over an alleged breach of a charter party brokerage contract.

Drafting a complaint to come within the harbor of admiralty...

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