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Q: what was the Court's holding with respect to the general enforceability of forum selection clauses?

M/S Bremen v. Zapata Off-Shore Co. 407 U.S. 1(1972) United States Supreme Court

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: The Supreme Court held that forum selection clauses are enforceable. The case involved a forum selection clause stipulating that litigation of disputes would be handled in the High Court of Justice in London for a towage contract to move an oil rig from Louisiana to Italy. The Court upheld the forum selection clause as being enforceable, unless it could be demonstrated that doing so was unreasonable or unjust. Good luck

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