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Matt and Melissa Crusan have become at least the second set of passengers from the Carnival...

Matt and Melissa Crusan have become at least the second set of passengers from the Carnival Triumph to sue Carnival (CCL) over an engine fire that left the cruise liner stricken in the Gulf of Mexico and needing to be towed to port, which took four days. Seeking class-action status for over 3,000 other passengers, the Crusans argue that Carnival is liable for physical and emotional anguish, and punitive damages.
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  • Tony Petroski
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    Civilized people attempt to settle their differences amicably. If that doesn't succeed after many attempts, they involve the public and the legal system--they don't immediately file suit and attempt to seek "class-action" status just after docking.


    On a more positive note, I received notice from California that I am in line for my share of a class-action suit against Toyota--the notice required me to read a 75-page booklet of legalese--like our legislators, I don't have time for that. But the gross is 77 cents a share (before legal fees).


    A license to steal. I only wish I would get a decent share of the loot. Why do Butch and Sundance (the law firm representing me) get to cut themselves in for 95%?
    21 Feb 2013, 07:24 AM Reply Like
  • rambler1
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    I don't understand why Carnival just doesn't offer everyone double whatever they paid for the cruise. 1st it would give them something for the lost time, and 2nd it would help public relations with it's customers.
    21 Feb 2013, 08:11 AM Reply Like
  • umuva
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    Carnival gave refund of cruise,discount on future cruise and $500. Also, paid for hotels and transport home.
    According to maritime law experts: suits must be filed in Miami--where all depositions, hearings, etc. will take place.
    But most experts say chances of winning are zilch, nada, bupkus.
    Passengers basically sign away rights before being allowed to board.
    21 Feb 2013, 09:40 AM Reply Like
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