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Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC v. Durham Auctions Inc., 08-60898

In an action to declare void a policy of marine insurance, the court of appeals answered a certified question in favor of plaintiff where, under federal maritime choice of law rules, contractual choice of law provisions were generally recognized as valid and enforceable, and the parties chose New York law in the policy.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/13/2009
  • Published 10/13/2009


  • GARWOOD, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, GARWOOD and DAVIS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • John Anthony Scialdone, Todd Gregory Crawford (argued), Balch & Bingham, L.L.P., Gulfport, MS, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • William H. Jones (argued), Petal, MS, for Defendant-Appellee.