SUPREME COURT ISSUES FAVORABLE DECISION FOR FIRM'S CLIENTS IN CITGO ASPHALT REFINING CO. V. FRESCATI SHIPPING CO., LTD.

On March 30, the Supreme Court issued a favorable decision for the firm's clients in CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. v. Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd. Thomas Goldstein argued for the respondents. In a 7-2 decision written by Justice Sotomayor, the court affirmed the lower court's ruling, holding that the safe-berth clause is a warranty of safety, imposing liability for an unsafe berth regardless of CITGO Asphalt Refining Company’s diligence in selecting the berth. The opinion can be found here.

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