No. 11-1900.

708 F.3d 527 (2013)

VITOL, S.A., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. PRIMEROSE SHIPPING COMPANY LTD; Spartacus Navigation Corporation, Defendants-Appellees, and Capri Marine, Ltd; Starlady Marine Ltd; Lassi Shipping Company Ltd; Ocean Carrier Maritime Corporation; Deep Blue Maritime, S.A.; Amarilis Shipping Company; Aurora Maritime; Gerassimos Kalogeratos, a/k/a Gerrassimos Kalagiratos, a/k/a Gerassimos Kalogiratos; Ioannis "John" Kalogeratos, a/k/a Ioannis "John" Kalagiratos, a/k/a Ioannis "John" Kalogiratos; Maria Viaggini; Nikolaos Koutsokostas, Defendants, v. Inchcape Shipping Services; John S. Connor, Incorporated, Garnishees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided: February 8, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ARGUED: Lawrence Jay Kahn , Freehill, Hogan & Mahar, New York, New York, for Appellant. Patrick F. Lennon , Lennon Murphy Caulfield & Phillips, LLC, New York, New York, for Appellees. ON BRIEF: Alexander M. Giles , Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellant. Nancy R. Siegel , Lennon Murphy Caulfield & Phillips, LLC, New York, New York; Geoffrey S. Tobias , Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellees.

Affirmed by published opinion. Judge AGEE wrote the opinion, in which Judge MOTZ and Judge THACKER joined.


AGEE, Circuit Judge:

Vitol, S.A. ("Vitol") brought the underlying action in the district court against Spartacus Navigation Corp. ("Spartacus") and Primerose Shipping Company ("Primerose") (collectively "S & P") seeking to "pierce the corporate veil" and enforce a judgment against S & P it had previously obtained against Capri Marine, Ltd. ("Capri Marine"). After determining that its exercise of admiralty jurisdiction was proper, the district...


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