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Fifth Circuit Confirms Dorion Test for Maritime Contracts

International Law Office

February 19, 2020

Author: Michael Harowski

Michael Harowski (Partner-New Orleans) authored an article that appeared under Wilson Elser’s byline in the February 19, 2020, edition of International Law Office. In “Fifth Circuit Confirms Dorion Test for Maritime Contracts,” Mike reviews the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recent confirmation of its test for determining whether a contract is a maritime contract, and its extension of the test to all mixed service contracts. “Whether a contract is 'maritime' is a vital distinction for anyone operating in the maritime or offshore industries in the United States.” says Mike, “as it can have far-reaching implications with respect to governing law, risk allocation and the enforceability of contractual indemnity provisions.” 

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