199 F.3d 94 (2nd Cir. 1999), 99-7603, United States Fidelity & Guaranty v Braspetro Oil Serv.

Docket Nº:Docket Nos. 99-7603(L) & 99-7605(CON)
Citation:199 F.3d 94
Party Name:UNITED STATES FIDELITY AND GUARANTY COMPANY, and AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiffs
Case Date:December 09, 1999
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
 
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199 F.3d 94 (2nd Cir. 1999)

UNITED STATES FIDELITY AND GUARANTY COMPANY, and AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiffs­Appellees,

v.

BRASPETRO OIL SERVICES COMPANY and PETROLEO BRASILEIRO S.A.­PETROBRAS,

Defendants­Appellants,

BANK OF TOKYO­MITSUBISHI, LTD., (formerly known as Bank of Tokyo Ltd. ­ Japan), LONG TERM CREDIT BANK OF JAPAN, LTD., SEQUIP PARTICIPAÇÕES S.A., INDUSTRIAS VEROLME­ISHIBRAS S.A., IVI INTERNATIONAL, LTD. S.A., SADE VIGESA S.A., SADE VIGESA CORPORATION OF AMERICA, SADE VIGESA (CHILE) S.A., INTERNACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA S.A., INEPAR ADMINISTRAÇÃO E PARTICIPAÇÕES S.A., INEPAR INDUSTRIA E CONSTRUÇÕES, S.A., SV ENGENHARIA S.A., SADE VIGESA INDUSTRIAL E SERVIÇÕS S.A., JOHN DOE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, OR ASSOCIATED COMPANIES OR CORPORATIONS OF SEQUIP PARTICIPACOES S.A., JOHN DOE AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, OR SUBSIDIARIES OF SADE VIGESA S.A., SADE VIGESA CORPORATION OF AMERICA OR SADE VIGESA (CHILE)S.A., and JOHN DOE SUBSIDIARIES, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AFFILIATES OR ASSOCIATED COMPANIES OR CORPORATIONS OF INEPAR ADMINISTRAÇÃO E PARTICIPAÇÕES S.A. OR OF INEPAR INDUSTRIA E CONSTRUÇÕES S.A., Defendants.

Docket Nos. 99-7603(L) & 99-7605(CON)

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

December 9, 1999

Appeals from judgments of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Koeltl, Judge) entered May 17, 1999, denying appellees' motions to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, lack of personal jurisdiction, and on the grounds of contractual forum-selection clauses and the doctrine of forum non conveniens.

Affirmed.

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Larry W. Thomas, Cameron & Hornbostel, Washington, DC, for Appellants.

Ian A.L. Strogatz, Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis­Cohen, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellees.

Before: MESKILL, MINER, and PARKER, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:

In the lead case (99-7603-(L)) of the two cases consolidated in this appeal, United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. ("USFG") and American Home Assurance Co. ("AHAC") (collectively the "Sureties") sued Braspetro Oil Services Co. ("Brasoil"), among others, seeking a declaration of their obligations and liabilities under two performance guarantee bonds. Brasoil moved to dismiss the suit for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, lack of personal jurisdiction, and on the basis of a contractual forum-selection clause and the doctrine of forum non conveniens. The district court denied Brasoil's motion, and Brasoil seeks interlocutory review of that decision.

In the consolidated case (99-7605(CON)), the Sureties sued Petroleo-Brasileiro S.A.-Petrobras ("Petrobras"), among others, seeking damages for tortious interference with contract and for breach of obligations allegedly owing the Sureties under various payment bonds and indemnity agreements. Petrobras moved to dismiss the suit for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and on the basis of contractual forum-selection clauses and the doctrine of forum non conveniens. The district court denied...

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