ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE UNITED POLICYHOLDERS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDEN
Under federal admiralty law, can a choice-of-law clause in a maritime contract be rendered unenforceable if enforcement is contrary to the “strong public policy” of the State whose law is displaced?
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
United Policyholders is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation, has no parent corporation, and no publicly traded corporation owns 10% or more of its stock.
INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE
Effectuating the purpose of insurance and interpreting insurance contracts requires special judicial handling. United Policyholders (“UP”) respectfully seeks to assist this Court in fulfilling this important role. UP is a unique non-profit, taxexempt, charitable organization founded in 1991 that provides valuable information and assistance to the public concerning insurers’ duties and policyholders’ rights. UP monitors legal developments in the insurance marketplace and serves as a voice for policyholders in legislative and regulatory forums. UP helps preserve the integrity of the insurance system by educating consumers and advocating for fairness in policy sales and claim handling. Grants, donations and volunteers support the organization’s work. UP does not accept funding from insurance companies.
UP assists businesses and residents through three programs: Roadmap to Recovery™ (disaster recovery and claim help), Roadmap to Preparedness (preparedness through insurance education), and Advocacy and Action (judicial, regulatory and legislative engagements to uphold the reasonable expectations of insureds). UP hosts a library of informational publications and videos related to personal and commercial insurance products, coverage and the claims process at www.uphelp.org.
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