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Argued: February 27, 2001

Appeal from an order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Richard Owen, Judge) enjoining appellant from prosecuting a declaratory judgment action in Korea. Appellant argues, inter alia, that the injunction should be vacated on the merits, the district court should have held a hearing prior to issuing the injunction, and the district court lacked personal jurisdiction over it. Because we are unable to determine whether appellant forfeited its jurisdictional defense and because we further find that the district court did not properly establish the existence of personal jurisdiction over appellant, we vacate the injunction and remand.

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. (“HMD”), a Korean shipyard, appeals from Judge Owen’s order enjoining it from proceeding with a declaratory judgment action in Korea. See In re Complaint of Rationis Enters., Inc., No. 97 CV 9052, 2000 WL 1015918 (S.D.N.Y. July 24, 2000). HMD argues that: (i) the district court gave undue weight to improper factors when it decided to issue the antisuit injunction; (ii) the court erred by refusing to conduct a pre-injunction evidentiary hearing; and (iii) the evidence was insufficient to establish personal jurisdiction over HMD. *fn1 Appellees, three American cargo companies, dispute these contentions and argue further that HMD forfeited the jurisdictional defense both by not timely asserting it and by engaging in pre-trial activity, including discovery.

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