OVERSEAS UNION INSURANCE LTD. DEUTSCHE RUCK UK REINSURANCE CO. LTD. AND PINE TOP INSURANCE CO. LTD. v. NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE CO.
 1 Lloyd's Rep. 204
EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE
Before G. F. Mancini, President of the Chamber, T. F. O’Higgins, C. N. Kakouris, F. A. Schockweiler and P. J. G. Kapteyn, Judges, Advocate General: W. Van Gerven Registrar: V. Di Bucci, Administrator.
Practice - Stay of action - Seisure of proceedings - Dispute between English plaintiffs and French defendants under reinsurance contract - Actions brought in France and England - Defendants applied to stay English action under arts. 21 and 22 of Convention - Whether art. 21 applicable irrespective of domicile of parties - Whether Court second seised must stay proceedings if jurisdiction not declined - Whether Court first seised had jurisdiction - Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act, 1982 Schedule 1 arts. 21, 22.