Docket No. 15-97.

814 F.3d 146 (2016)

HAPAG-LLOYD AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. U.S. OIL TRADING LLC, Defendant-Appellant, O.W. Bunker Germany GMBH, O.W. Bunker & Trading a/s, O.W. Bunker USA, Inc., ING Bank, N.V., Defendants.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: February 24, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John R. Keough III ( Casey D. Burlage , Corey R. Greenwald , George G. Cornell , on the brief), Clyde & Co U.S. LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant-Appellant.

Peter J. Gutowski ( Michael Fernandez , Gina M. Venezia , on the brief), Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP, New York, NY, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

James H. Hohenstein , James H. Power , Marie E. Larsen , Holland & Knight LLP, New York, NY, for Amici Curiae APL Co. Pte Ltd., American President Lines, Ltd., Baere Maritime LLC, Bonny Gas Transport Ltd., Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd., Conti 149 Conti Guinea, MT Cape Bird Tankschiffahrts GmbH & Co KG, Sigma Tankers Inc., Star Tankers Inc, and UPT Pool Ltd.

William F. Dougherty , Keith W. Heard , Michael J. Walsh , Burke & Parsons, New York, NY, for Amici Curiae 1372 Tanker Corporation, OSG Ship Management, Inc., SK Shipping Co., Ltd., and SK B & T Pte. Ltd.

Andrea Pincus , Reed Smith LLP, New York, NY, for Amicus Curiae SHV Gas Supply & Risk Management SAS.

Kerri M. D'Ambrosio , George M. Chalos , Chalos & Co., P.C., Oyster Bay, NY, for Amicus Curiae Exmar Shipping BVBA.1

Before: KEARSE, STRAUB, and WESLEY, Circuit Judges.

This action presents, as the District Court aptly put it, "interesting and apparently novel questions regarding the interplay among the United States bankruptcy law, maritime law and the federal interpleader statutes." UPT Pool Ltd. v. Dynamic Oil Trading (Sing.) PTE., Ltd., Nos. 14-CV-9262 (VEC) et al., 2015 WL 4005527...

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