Celebrity Cruises Wins Millions In Outbreak Case

Law360, New York (July 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal jury awarded Celebrity Cruises, Inc. $15.1 million after deciding Pentair Inc., which makes sump pumps and pool equipment, was found to be at least partly responsible for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on a cruise ship in 1994, the cruise company said Thursday.

A jury found on June 28 that Essef Corp., a subsidiary of Pentair, was liable for the incident. Royal Caribbean, which owns Celebrity Cruises, announced the decision in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.

Essef manufactured,...
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