No. 00-30683.

265 F.3d 258 (2001)

Noor Begum KARIM, Wife of; Fazal Karim, Plaintiffs-Appellants-Cross-Appellees, v. FINCH SHIPPING COMPANY, LTD.; et al., Defendants, Finch Shipping Company, Ltd., Defendant-Appellee-Cross-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

September 5, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Paul C. Miniclier (argued), David Anthony Binegar, Law Office of Paul C. Miniclier, New Orleans, LA, for Noor and Fazal Karim.

James A. Cobb, Jr. (argued), John Francis Emmett, Emmett, Cobb, Waits, Kessenich & O'Neil, New Orleans, LA, for Finch Shipping Co., Ltd.

Before KING, Chief Judge, BARKSDALE, Circuit Judge, and SCHELL, District Judge.

KING, Chief Judge:

In this maritime personal injury case, both parties appeal the judgment of the district court. For the following reasons, we AFFIRM.


On January 18, 1995, Plaintiff/Appellant/Cross-Appellee Fazal Karim, a citizen of Bangladesh, was engaged as a seaman aboard the M/V LOUSSIO, a Panamanian-flag bulk carrier owned by Defendant/Appellee/Cross-Appellant Finch Shipping Company, Ltd. ("Finch"), a Maltese corporation...

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