Cruisers Can't Argue Right To Trial Before High Court

Law360, New York (March 7, 2011, 5:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a case brought by passengers of Carnival Corp. cruise ships who were prevented from filing personal injury suits in a Florida state court by a forum selection clause in their tickets.

Three plaintiffs were injured on Carnival cruise ships between 2004 and 2005 and filed separate maritime common law negligence suits and jury demands in a state circuit court in Miami, Fla., according to the plaintiffs' peition for writ of certiorari, filed in November.

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