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CONTINENTAL INS. CO. v. M/V ORSULA, 03-1721, 03-1722, 03-1723

District court's dismissal of three cases involving steel shipments is affirmed solely on grounds of improper venue per FRCP rule 12(b)(3). The court was justified in dismissing, rather than transferring, these cases because filing in Illinois was an obvious mistake made by a sophisticated party with representation.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/24/2003
  • Published 12/24/2003


  • KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before KANNE, ROVNER, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Steven C. Weiss, Northbrook, IL, James F. Sweeney (argued), Nicoletti, Hornig, Campise, Sweeney & Paige, New York, NY, for Plaintiff-Appellant in Nos. 03-1721 to 03-1723.

  • For Appellees:
  • Michael A. Snyder (argued) and Timothy S. McGovern, Conklin, Murphy, Conklin & Snyder, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.