No. 00-55358

259 F.3d 1086 (2001)

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Okamoto Freighters Ltd., Defendant-Cross-Defendant, and Laufer Freight Lines Ltd., Plaintiff-Appellant, International Inc. (Usa); British American Tobacco; Third-Party-Defendants, Oceanbridge Shipping International Inc., Defendant-Cross-Defendant-3rd-Party-Plaintiff, and American International Cargo, Third-Party-Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed August 7, 2001

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank X. Dipolito (Argued and Briefed), Jeffrey B. Carra (Briefed), Swain & Dipolito LLP, Long Beach, California, for appellant Laufer Freight Lines, LTD.

Mark A. O'Brien (Argued), Cogswell, Nakazawa & Chang, Long Beach, California, for Appellee Yang Ming Transport Corporation.

Thomas C. Jorgensen (Briefed), Cogswell, Nakazawa & Chang, Long Beach, California, for Appellee Yang Ming Transport Corporation.

Michael W. Lodwick (Argued and Briefed), Haight, Brown & Bonesteel LLP, Santa Ana, California, for Appellee American International Cargo Service, Inc.

Before: Procter Hug, Jr., Stephen S. Trott, and William A. Fletcher, Circuit Judges.

Argued and Submitted June 6, 2001 — Pasadena, California

TROTT, Circuit Judge:


In this appeal, we are asked to ascertain the rights and responsibilities of several entities in relation to four separate contracts for the transportation of ten shipping containers from California to Japan. The district court, after addressing eight motions for summary judgment, a motion for reconsideration, and a motion to amend the judgment, held that...

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