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Judge dismisses cruise ship disaster suit in Florida

Businesses that filed suit against Carnival Corp. must take their case to Italy, where the accident occurred

At least some of the plaintiffs going after Carnival Corp. over a  cruise ship disaster in Italy earlier this year are going to have to head across the Atlantic to pursue legal action.

Today, a judge in Florida dismissed the suit against Carnival Corp. brought by nearly 1,000 Italian businesses over the fatal cruise ship crash earlier this year. The crash, which involved Carnival’s Costa Concordia ship on Jan. 13, left 32 passengers and crew members dead. U.S. District Judge Robin Rosebaum said the case should be heard in Italy because the contracts written into the ship’s tickets state that lawsuits must be brought there.


Cathleen Flahardy

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