LOYAS OPPOSITION TO FNC MOTION -1- STAFNE LAW FIRM17207 155thAvenue N.E. Arlington, Washington 98223 (360) 403-8700 (206) 467-070112345678910111213141516171819202122232425THE HONORABLE MARSHA J. PECHMAN UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE GILLIAN B. LOYA, as Personal Representative of the Estate of RICARDO LOYA, deceased, and as Litigation Guardian Ad Litem for Isabella and Gabriella Loya, the surviving minor child of the decedent, RICARDO D. LOYA, Plaintiffs, v. STARWOOD HOTEL AND RESORTS, et. al. Defendants. Case No. C06-0815 MJP LOYAS’ OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS RAINTREE’ AND STARWOOD’S JOINT MOTION FOR DISMISSAL BASED ON FORUM NON CONVENIENS I. THE ISSUES BEFORE THIS COURT The Starwood and Raintree defendants argue at pages 1 and 2 of their motion for forum non conveniens (FNC) dismissal (FNC motion) that the Supreme Court's recent decision in Sinochem International Co., Ltd. v. Malaysia International Shipping Corp., 549 U.S. ______, 127 S.Ct.1184, 75 USLW 4126 (2007) applies to this case. Specifically, Starwood and Raintree contend this Court should follow the Supreme Court's holding that "…where subject-matter or Case 2:06-cv-00815-MJP Document 134 Filed 04/06/07 Page 1 of 25
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