6 Costa Concordia Passengers Sue in Miami Court

January 30, 2012

Six Costa Concordia passengers have filed lawsuits in U.S. federal court in Miami seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

The lawsuit filed Friday seeking $460 million in damages names Costa Cruise Lines and its parent company Carnival Corp. Both companies have offices in South Florida.

The attorney representing the six passengers tells The Miami Herald that the stress of the disaster off Italy’s coast will never leave many of the passengers.

A crew member has sued Carnival and Costa in Chicago federal court. That lawsuit seeks class-action status and at least $100 million in damages.

Costa has said it will reimburse passengers for travel expenses and medical expenses. The company is also offering uninjured passengers about $14,460 each to compensate for lost luggage and psychological trauma.

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