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Deadly boat crash

NEW ORLEANS — The Fifth Circuit found that a U.S. federal court has jurisdiction over a lawsuit against a Japanese firm whose container shipping charter crashed into a vessel, killing seven American sailors. Because the company does business here, employs some workers here and litigates in American courts, it has sufficient contacts to establish personal jurisdiction.

Read the ruling here.

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