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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.

Appellate Information

  • 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.