USA: Costa Concordia victims sue for USD 460 milion in Florida

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Attorneys for six passengers of the Costa Concordia reportedly filed a law suit in Miami’s federal court  requesting USD 450 million in punitive damages and USD 10 million in compensatory damages. The complaint says plaintiffs were “in terror of catastrophic injury, death, drowning, having been placed in a situation where common sense said the vessel was sinking but the orders from the crew were to return to their cabins.”

However, legal experts question whether any lawsuits filed in the U.S. will succeed because under the terms of the cruise contract signed by passengers, all lawsuits seeking damages must be filed in Genova, Italy, where Costa is based.

Source: Travel Pulse; find article here>>.

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