General Average

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The Conditions for General Average

I Burden of Proof

2.1 Rule E of the York-Antwerp Rules generally states the common law rule that the onus of proof is upon the party claiming a general average contribution to show that the loss claimed is properly allowable in general average.1 Specific stipulation may also be made, albeit without necessarily enlarging the general requirement. Thus, Rule VII provides that:

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