28 (Bloomberg) — Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise line owner, was sued in Miami over the Jan. 13 wreck of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy. The complaint, which names six plaintiffs, four Americans and two Italians, was filed yesterday in state court in Miami, said attorney Marc J. Bern, who provided Bloomberg with a copy. The filing couldn’t be independently confirmed with the court.
| MIAMI (Reuters) – Carnival Corp Chairman and Chief Executive Micky Arison on Friday made what was believed to be his first public appearance since an ocean liner belonging to one of his Miami-based company’s subsidiaries ran aground and capsized off the coast of Italy two weeks ago.
By Andrew Longstreth and Tom Hals | NEW YORK (Reuters) – Soon after Mitchell Proner, a New York personal-injury lawyer, heard about the capsizing of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy, he sprang into action. Proner, who specializes in in motorcycle-accident lawsuits, has never litigated a maritime case. But he has at least one advantage over other U.S. lawyers who might want to sue over the disaster: He speaks Italian. Within days of the accident, he hopped a flight to Italy. Read More
NBC 6 Miami
By Sebastian Del Marmol The bad news for Miami-based Carnival Corporation continues in January as company officials confirmed that a 26-year old man died on-board one of their cruises yesterday evening when he fell from the upper levels of the ship’s atrium
By Agence France-Presse
Six passengers of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the coast if Italy two weeks ago, are suing Carnival Cruise Lines, demanding compensation totaling $460 million.