The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

April 29, 2013

Carnival seeks dismissal of Triumph lawsuits

— MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. is seeking the dismissal of lawsuits filed by passengers who endured days of difficult conditions aboard a disabled cruise ship.

The biggest is a potential class action seeking to represent about 3,000 passengers of Carnival's Triumph. Carnival said in a motion filed last week in Miami federal court that its cruise tickets clearly state passengers cannot file class actions.

Passengers' lawyers argue Carnival was negligent in letting the Triumph sail with its history of past mechanical problems and so the suits should be allowed.

The Triumph was disabled by an engine fire Feb. 10 that stranded thousands of passengers onboard for days in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship was ultimately towed to Mobile for repairs.

Carnival also seeks dismissal of two other lawsuits filed by individual passengers.

1
Text Only
State and Nation
Photos


Poll

Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror'
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee