Associate Marisa Huber Publishes Article About the Applicability of U.S. Maritime Law In the Event a Foreign Sailor Suffers Injury or Death While Competing for a Foreign Team During the 34th Annual America’s Cup in San Francisco
In July 2013, the University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal published Marisa Huber’s article “Exposed?! The Applicability of U.S. Maritime Law to Foreign Sailors Competing for Foreign Teams in the 34th America’s Cup, San Francisco, 2013” 25 U.S.F. Mar. L.J. 209 (2012-2013). The publication follows Ms. Huber’s presentation on the topic at the 2012 Pacific Admiralty Seminar. The article explores the history of America’s Cup, including Cup-related litigation, and analyzes whether U.S. Maritime Law may apply to foreign sailors competing in the Cup in the event of injury or death. The article was unfortunately timely given the tragic passing of Englishman sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson on San Francisco Bay while competing for Sweden’s Team Artemis in 2013.