The purpose of this Note is to analyze the Supreme Court's reasoning in Vimar Seguros Y Reaseguros, S.A. v. M/V Sky Reefer, and to explore the case's domestic and international implications. Part II discusses the statutory history of COGSA and the Arbitration Act, and the lineage of cases preceding the Supreme Court's decision in this case. Part III looks at the specifics of the case, presenting the facts, procedural history, and reasoning of the majority and dissent. Finally, the Note concludes with an analysis of the Court's decision to abandon precedent and depart into uncharted waters by upholding the foreign arbitration clause.
Fahrenback, C. Christine
"Vimar Segurosy Reaseguros v. M/V Sky Reefer: A Change in Course: COGSA Does Not Invalidate Foreign Arbitration Clauses in Maritime,"
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