11th Circ. Won't Revive Cruise Ship Workers' Tip Suits

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 6:53 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Monday refused to reinstate a pair of putative class actions lodged by cabin stewards who claimed Celebrity Cruises Inc. withheld tips passengers paid for their services, saying that U.S. labor laws do not apply to foreign workers on foreign-owned ships.

The appeals court concluded that the first of the two proposed class actions brought by the stewards was properly dismissed by a Florida federal court because U.S. labor law did not apply and that the second also had been correctly nixed because...
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