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.
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.
It was indeed the EU, the economic and political confederation of member states with a combined population of more than 500 million people, that served as the central motif for fashioning the Costa Concordia’s interior, said veteran Miami architect Joe Farcus architect
North County Times
In addition to the lump-sum indemnity, Costa, a unit of the world’s biggest cruise operator, the Miami-based CarnivalCorp., also said it would reimburse uninjured passengers the full costs of their cruise, their return travel expenses and any medical …
27 (Bloomberg) — Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise-line owner, was sued in the US over the Jan. 13 wreck of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy, which killed at least 16 people and left the vessel half submerged on its side. Read More
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