No. 01-7488, 01-7492.

329 F.3d 64 (2003)

POLLUX HOLDING LTD., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, Defendant-Appellee. Springwell Navigation Corporation, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. The Chase Manhattan Bank, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: May 1, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mark S. Arisohn, New York, New York (Barry Michael Okun, Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP, New York, New York, of counsel), for Plaintiff-Appellant Pollux Holding Ltd.

Erik S. Jaffe, Erik S. Jaffee, P.C., Washington, D.C. (Stephen D. Hoffman, Siller Wilk LLP, New York, New York, of counsel), for Plaintiff-Appellant Springwell Navigation Corp.

Thomas C. Rice, New York, New York (Jennifer N. Colao, Laura W. Sawyer, Hillary C. Mintz, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, New York; Michael A. O'Connor, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Legal Department, New York, New York, of counsel), for Defendant-Appellee The Chase Manhattan Bank.

Before: WALKER, Chief Judge, CARDAMONE, and STRAUB, Circuit Judges.

CARDAMONE, Circuit Judge.

On this appeal we revisit the doctrine of forum non conveniens. That doctrine affords a trial court discretion in a case over which it has jurisdiction to decline to exercise it, whenever it appears that such case may be more appropriately tried in another forum, either for the convenience of the parties or to serve the ends of justice. The focus of any forum non conveniens inquiry, as the term itself suggests, is to ensure...

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