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Costa Concordia shipwreck litigation could stall

Courts likely to uphold forum-selection clause in passenger tickets

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Just three months and two days shy of the 100-year anniversary of the infamous Titanic shipwreck, history eerily seemed to repeat itself.

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One lawsuit, which a group of plaintiffs firms filed on behalf of 39 plaintiffs, accuses Costa Crociere and Carnival of gross negligence and fraud, and it seeks at least $528 million in damages.

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Plaintiffs who pursue lawsuits overseas are apt to face challenges.

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