Docket Nos. 03-9066, 03-9116, 03-9120.

407 F.3d 34 (2005)

STICHTING TER BEHARTIGING VAN DE BELANGEN VAN OUDAANDEELHOUDERS IN HET KAPITAAL VAN SAYBOLT INTERNATIONAL B.V. (Foundation of the Shareholders' Committee Representing the Former Shareholders of Saybolt International B.V.), Plaintiff-Appellant-Cross-Appellee, v. Philippe S.E. SCHREIBER, and Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green P.C., Defendants-Third-Party-Plaintiffs-Appellees-Cross-Appellants, Dwyer & Collora, LLP, Third-Party-Defendant, Saybolt LP, f/k/a/ Saybolt, Inc. and Saybolt North America, Inc., Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: May 3, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Norris D. Wolff, Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C., New York, NY, for Plaintiff-Appellant-Cross-Appellee (Edward P. Grosz and Anne Katz, on the brief).

John S. Siffert, Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant-Third-Party Plaintiff-Appellee-Cross-Appellant Philippe S.E. Schreiber (Daniel E. Reynolds and Lee Renzin, on the brief).

David N. Ellenhorn, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant-Third-Party Plaintiff-Appellee-Cross-Appellant Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green P.C. (Tom Stein, on the brief).

Before: CALABRESI, SACK, and RAGGI, Circuit Judges.

Judge SACK concurs in the majority opinion and in a separate opinion.

CALABRESI, Circuit Judge.

We find that this case turns on two questions of New York law that are important, recurring, and undecided: 1) whether New Jersey or New York law applies to the question of whether the plaintiff's assignment of claim is valid, and 2) whether an apparent authority relationship existed between the two defendants. We therefore certify those questions to the New York...

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