Motor Vessel Ciudad De Neiva and Flota Mercante Grancolombiana, S.a., a Colombian Corporation, Petitioner, v. the Honorable Roszel C. Thomsen, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Respondent.ramon Erazo, Intervenor, 380 F.2d 362 (4th Cir. 1967)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 380 F.2d 362 (4th Cir. 1967) Argued June 2, 1967
Decided June 20, 1967

Robert H. Williams, Jr., Baltimore, Md. (Donald A. Krach, and Niles, Barton, Gans & Markell, Baltimore, Md., on petition), for petitioner.

Solomon Kaplan, Baltimore, Md. (Sol C. Berenholtz, Baltimore, Md., on reply of intervenor), for intervenor.

Before SOBELOFF, BOREMAN and CRAVEN, Circuit Judges.


This is a petition for writ of mandamus to compel the district judge to decline jurisdiction in admiralty of a libel brought by a Colombian seaman against a Colombian vessel and her Colombian owner. No final order — either declining or accepting jurisdiction — has been entered. The district judge has simply postponed decision to permit development, by discovery, of the relevant facts. We are without jurisdiction. 28 U.S.C. A. §§ 1291, 1292. The petition is