The doctrine of uberrimae fidei
, for example, is a concept that has been deeply entrenched in maritime law since the early 19th century.
the application of the federal doctrine of uberrimae fidei may not
Uberrimae fidei is a federal admiralty doctrine requiring that
apply uberrimae fidei to "support its denial of liability on the
Marine insurance, because of the risks taken, applies the doctrine of uberrimae fidei (utmost good faith) strictly.
The district court held that the Great American and MSI policies were void because (1) Great American's pollution insurance policy was a marine insurance contract subject to the doctrine of uberrimae fidei, and Signal's failure to disclose that the dry dock had deteriorated and that repairs recommended over several years had not been made violated its duty of utmost good faith under that doctrine, and (2) Signal materially misrepresented the dry dock's condition when it applied for coverage from MSI.
The seminar covered: Retraction of Uberrimae Fidei
in Admiralty Under the UK Insurance Act of 2015, presented by Attilio Costabel, Robert Gardana, and Michelle Otero Valdes, past chair; The McCorpen Defense in Light of Meche, presented by Steven Moon, past chair, and Ryon Little; Arbitrability of Crew Claims in Italy & the Philippines, presented by Stefano Ghibellini (who appeared from Italy via Skype), Luis Ayala and Carlos Felipe Llinas Negret; Ship Owners' Duty to Provide Medical Care: The Impact of Franza, presented by Andrew Waks, past chair; and an Ethics Update for the Admiralty Attorney, presented by Danielle T.
definitively that uberrimae fidei is an established rule of maritime
it applies uberrimae fidei, conflicts with any fundamental purpose
172) The court was asked to decide whether the maritime doctrine of uberrimae fidei
applied to the policy.
At trial, the district court concluded that the insurance policy was void ab initio by reason of SJT's violation of the doctrine of uberrimae fidei in its application for the policy.
The application of the doctrine of uberrimae fidei to this controversy, which the First Circuit concluded only existed in modern American jurisprudence in the context of maritime insurance, depends on the outcome of the central issue raised by SJT both here and below: whether Puerto Rico's Insurance Code, P.