U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status

Docket Number


2023 Term


Questions Presented

1. Under federal admiralty law, what is the standard for judging the enforcement of a choice of law clause in a maritime contract?

2. Under federal admiralty law, can a choice of law clause in a maritime contract be rendered unenforceable if enforcement is contrary to the "strong public policy" of the state whose law is displaced?

Case Updates

Supreme Court holds that choice-of-law provisions in maritime contracts are presumptively enforceable under federal maritime law, regardless of contrary state public policy

February 21, 2024


U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging U.S. Supreme Court to hold, under federal maritime law, that state public policy concerns cannot invalidate a choice-of-law clause in an insurance contract

June 02, 2023

Click here to view the Chamber's coalition amicus brief.

Carter G. Phillips, Jacqueline G. Cooper, and Tiffani L. Kennedy of Sidley Austin LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

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