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DELGADO v. REEF RESORT LTD., 03-60611

Dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction is affirmed; Mississippi long-arm statute did not permit Florida resident to bring suit against Belize company in Mississippi, and scuba accident did not result from maritime tort, which would have allowed admiralty jurisdiction. Death on the High Seas Act would also have allowed admiralty jurisdiction, but plaintiff failed to raise that argument to the trial court.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/13/2004
  • Published 04/13/2004

Judges

  • W. EUGENE DAVIS, Circuit Judge:, Before DAVIS, BARKSDALE and PRADO, Circuit Judges,

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Robert Bruce McDuff (argued), Jackson, MS, Lincoln J. Connolly, Rossman, Baumberger & Reboso, Miami, FL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Tarek F. M. Saad (argued), Daniel Shaw Young, Morrison & Foerster, Denver, CO, for Defendants-Appellees.