German victim’s family seeks $10m from cruise firm

Irish Times
The legal implications of the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia, in which 30 people died when the ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany in January, were felt in Texas last weekend. A court in Galveston first seized, and later released, the cruise liner Carnival Triumph, which is owned by Carnival Cruise Lines, parent company of Costa Cruises, which sailed the Concordia. A $10 million dollar suit was filed against Carnival Cruise Lines by the relatives of a German woman, Siglinde Stumpf, who drowned in the shipwreck. Essentially, the suit aims to hold the parent company, Carnival, responsible for the inadequate safety procedures.

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