R.M.S. Titanic, Inc. v. Wrecked & Abandoned Vessel, 04-1933
Order refusing to grant comity or to recognize a decision of a French administrator awarding plaintiff title to certain artifacts salvaged from a wrecked vessel and rejecting a claim to title to artifacts under the maritime law of finds is reversed in part where the district court lacked jurisdiction over the artifacts at issue.
- Argued 10/26/2005
- Decided 01/31/2006
- Published 01/31/2006
Before WILKINS, Chief Judge, and NIEMEYER and KING, Circuit Judges.
United States Fourth Circuit
ARGUED: David Jeremy Bederman, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, for Appellant. Neal Lawrence Walters, Charlottesville, Virginia, for Amicus Curiae. ON BRIEF: J. Ridgely Porter, III, Matthew D. Pethybridge, Carr & Porter, L.L.C., Portsmouth, Virginia, for Appellant. John Paul Jones, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, for Alain de Foucaud, Amicus Supporting Appellant.