Northrop Grumman Ship Sys. Inc. v. Ministry of Def. of Venezuela, 07-60861
In a breach of contract action involving construction of ships, the District Court's order approving a settlement is reversed where the Supreme Court of Mississippi would give effect to Venezuelan statutes that define procedures for conveying settlement authority.
- Decided 07/09/2009
- Published 07/09/2009
- EMILIO M. GARZA, Circuit Judge:, Before REAVLEY, BARKSDALE and GARZA, Circuit Judges.
- United States Fifth Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Joseph F. Coyne, Jr., Kenneth A. O'Brien (argued), Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Los Angeles, CA, Richard P. Salloum, Gulfport, MS, for Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc., David Wayne Shelton, Oxford, MS, George Stigler Shaddock, Shaddock & Associates, Pascagoula, MS, for Scruggs Law Firm, P.A., Richard F. Scruggs., Stephen F. Rosenthal, Podhurst, Orseck, Josefsberg, Eaton, Meadow, Olin & Perwin, Miami, FL, George Stigler Shaddock, Shaddock & Associates, Pascagoula, MS, for Podhurst Orseck, P.A., James L. Robertson (argued), Mark Johnson Goldberg, Wise Carter Child & Caraway, Jackson, MS, for Ministry of Defense of Republic of Venezuela.