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Seth Blackledge (partner in New Orleans, LA) is the author of “Knock-for-knock provisions and maritime law”, published August 23, 2022 in the Shipping and transport Newsletter. Seth points out that “strike-for-strike provisions are generally intended to apply regardless of fault. However, federal courts applying general maritime law hold that it is contrary to public policy to be indemnified for gross negligence. or willful misconduct.” In the article, Seth assesses various decisions and opinions regarding these agreements between parties to a contract to hold each other harmless from claims and other liabilities.
Originally published in BIT, Shipping & Transport Newsletter, 29 August 2022
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