Plaintiffs firms prepare to sue Carnival on behalf of cruise ship passengers

One lawyer says he will seek at least $160,000 in damages per passenger

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Plaintiffs firms across the country are preparing to attack Carnival Corp. by filing lawsuits on behalf of passengers who were on the Costa Concordia, the Carnival-owned cruise ship that capsized more than two weeks ago and killed at least 17 people.

New York personal-injury attorney Mitchell Proner and New York lawyer Marc Bern say they plan to sue Carnival in Florida state court on behalf of seven of the ship’s passengers. According to Reuters, which received a copy of the suit, the cruise line is accused of maritime negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and more. Proner claims on his website that he will seek at least $160,000 in damages for any passenger he represents.

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