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Judge Scheindlin http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=44397 PLAINTIFF INSURANCE company sued defendant shipping company and named vessel to recover damages for cargo shipped from Antwerp to New York. Defendant shipping company asserted a third-party complaint against a Belgian corporation that contracted to stow cargo containers aboard defendant’s vessels. The court now granted third party defendant’s motion to dismiss on the ground that the court lacked personal jurisdiction over it. The court said that, crediting the shipping company’s allegations as true, third party defendant’s negligent stowage of the cargo above deck constituted the initial tort. The first effect of the tort was sea water damage to the cargo. Therefore, the original event that caused the injury occurred somewhere enroute from Antwerp to New York. The only effect of the tort to occur in New York was economic injury felt by a New York corporation, and such consequential economic injury was insufficient.

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