CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LLC V. BOCCHINO
ORDER AS FOLLOWS: 1. THIS ACTION IS DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE FOR LACK OF SUBJECT-MATTER JURISDICTION; 2. ALL OUTSTANDING MOTIONS (DOC. NOS. 61, 67) ARE DENIED AS MOOT; 3. INSOFAR AS THE COURT HAS STAYED VARIOUS STATE COURT ACTIONS INVOLVING THE DISPUTE UNDERLYING THIS LIMITATION PROCEEDING, THOSE STAYS ARE LIFTED; AND 4. THE CLERK OF COURT IS DIRECTED TO MARK THIS MATTER AS CLOSED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDWARD G. SMITH ON 3/30/2016. 3/30/2016 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(lbs, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPLAINT
OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, LLC
(t/a BEN FRANKLIN YACHT), AS
OWNER OF THE VESSEL BEN
FRANKLIN YACHT FOR
EXONERATION FROM OR LIMITATION
CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-214
AND NOW, this 30th day of March, 2016, the court having sua sponte raised an issue
with subject-matter jurisdiction (Doc. No. 92); and after reviewing the parties’ submissions on
this issue (Doc. Nos. 94-95, 97); and after reviewing the record developed through summary
judgment motion practice; and after hearing argument from the parties on March 9, 2016;
accordingly, and for the reasons stated in the accompanying memorandum opinion, it is hereby
ORDERED as follows:
This action is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for lack of subject-matter
All outstanding motions (Doc. Nos. 61, 67) are DENIED AS MOOT;
Insofar as the court has stayed various state court actions involving the dispute
underlying this limitation proceeding, those stays are LIFTED; and
The clerk of court is DIRECTED to mark this matter as CLOSED.
BY THE COURT:
/s/ Edward G. Smith
EDWARD G. SMITH, J.
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