But Bern’s civil complaint against Costa Cruises and its operator, Miami-based CarnivalCorporation, faces a major legal problem because of where the lawsuit is being filed, according to legal experts. U.S. citizens who were on the Costa Concordia and want to sue may be lost in the sea of fine print written on the back of their ticket vouchers, according to legal experts.
|Costa Offers Compensation to Concordia Passengers
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Costa, a unit of the world’s biggest cruise operator, Miami-based Carnival Corp., also said it would reimburse passengers the full costs of their cruise, travel expenses and any medical expenses sustained after the grounding.
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Sending condolences from Miami is not cutting it. The Independent: Angry consumer groups are demanding to know why Micky Arison, the billionaire head of Costa Cruise’s Miami-based parent company, Carnival Corporation, has failed to make an appearance. How can a CEO fail to show interest in one of the worst maritime disasters in years? Read More
New photos show lifeboats spilling out of the Costa Concordia after the cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy. The photos show lifeboats, illuminated by lights from the Costa Concordia, sailing away from the partly submerged ship to the nearby Isola del Giglio island. Nearly 4,200 passengers and crew members were evacuated. Read More
Costa Concordia Class Action to Come to Miami … Costa Cruises, which is owned by the US-based Carnival Group, has blamed the ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, for last week’s disaster, which has claimed at least 11 lives Read More
In Miami, we hear snickering that as the Costa Concordia sits on its side with dead passengers still trapped inside, some of the Carnival executives have been gallivanting around town at black-tie gala parties and even Miami Heat professional basketball games. The US owner of the passenger liner wrecked off the Italian coast 12 days ago with the loss of up to 32 lives was accused last night of failing to take responsibility for the tragedy, as prosecutors shone a light on failed safety procedures. Read More