Carnival Corp. News

11th Circuit Refuses to Open ‘Loophole’ for Cruise Line Lawsuits

A plaintiff’s attorney cannot avoid a showdown with a cruise line at the federal courthouse in Miami simply by pleading the case as an action that does not require the court’s jurisdiction under admiralty law, a federal appellate court ruled …

Legal Protections Make Class-Action Suits Against Cruise Lines an ‘Uphill Battle’

After two passengers on their luxury cruise tested positive for Covid-19 in March, Emilio and Barbara Hernandez were so frantic to get off the ship, they wrote a note to the captain. The Costa Luminosa sailed on with them still …

Insurers Fret as Company Bosses Face Coronavirus Legal Claims

Insurers are increasingly worried about shareholders, employees or customers bringing coronavirus-related claims against company executives and are considering excluding the virus from policies that protect the bosses, industry sources say. Two cases have been filed in the United States in …

Cruise Industry Gives Asia a Wide Berth as it Seeks to Limit Coronavirus Risks

BANGKOK –The plight of the cruise ship off Japan with more than 200 coronavirus infections and the shunning of another luxury liner by five ports despite no known cases has led to a sharp change in tack for an industry …

Coronavirus Cases Outside China “Could be Spark” for Bigger Fire, Says WHO

BEIJING/GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the spread of coronavirus cases which had no history of travel to China could be “the spark that becomes a bigger fire” as people across China trickled back to work …

Carnival Cruise Line Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuits Over Cuba Docks

HAVANA — Cruise line Carnival Corp is asking a U.S. court to dismiss lawsuits that claim the company profited from confiscated Cuban property, the first such cases brought since the Trump administration made them possible this month. Two U.S. citizens …

Carnival Files Suit Against Alabama Ship Repair Firm

The Carnival Corp. filed a lawsuit last week seeking more than $12 million in damage that its cruise ship, Triumph, sustained in an early April windstorm. AL.com reported that in the lawsuit, Carnival argues that mooring equipment being used by …

More Shipwreck Survivors Sue Carnival, Costa

Dozens of additional survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck off Italy have joined a Florida lawsuit that accuses the ship’s owners of gross negligence and fraud, and asks for at least $528 million in damages. An amended lawsuit was filed …