SMA
Society of Maritime Arbitrators
Resolving Maritime Disputes For Over 50 Years

Search for the SMA on LEXIS®-NEXIS®

The full text of arbitration awards decisions published by the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. (SMA) can be found in the USAWDS file of the Admiralty (ADMRTY) library. The SMA materials complement the collection of domestic and British case law, statutory and regulatory materials, relevant secondary legal and non-legal research sources also found in the ADMRTY library.

How to Search SMA Materials on the LEXIS®-NEXIS® services

SMA materials on the LEXIS-NEXIS services can be searched using either standard Boolean searching or the FREESTYLE├┤ feature. Experienced searchers most often select the traditional Boolean search option for precision searching, particularly for segment searching. The FREESTYLE feature lets you enter a search in plain language. Your search description may be a question, phrase, or just words and concepts.

  • To find an award decision using the SMA award number:
LIBRARY;FILE:
ENTER:
ADMRTY;USAWDS
number (3025)
  • To find award decisions involving a particular party:
LIBRARY;FILE:
ENTER:
ADMRTY;USAWDS
name (scanchem chartering)
  • To find award decisions in which a particular arbitrator took part:
LIBRARY;FILE:
ENTER:
ADMRTY;USAWDS
panel (mordhorst)
  • To find award decisions in which a particular counsel appeared, and the parties they represented:
LIBRARY;FILE:
ENTER:
ADMRTY;USAWDS
counsel (honan)
  • To find awards decisions discussing the negligence of a master:
LIBRARY;FILE:
ENTER:
ADMRTY;USAWDS
negligen! w/5 master
  • To find awards decisions that mention the U.S. Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (Cogsa):
LIBRARY;FILE:
ENTER:
ADMRTY;USAWDS
carriage of goods by sea act or cogsa


Use the FOCUSTM feature to further narrow your search to awards citing the duty to exercise due diligence in making the vessel seaworthy:

ENTER: .fo due diligence w/5 seaworthy


Or use the FREESTYLE feature to submit this search in "plain language":

LIBRARY;FILE:
ENTER:
ADMRTY;USAWDS
.fr;due diligence to make seaworthy under "carriage of goods by sea act"
(cogsa)


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