Carnival Wants Suits Over Deadly Cruise Wreck Sent To Italy

Law360, Miami (May 20, 2013, 11:12 PM EDT) -- Two Florida judges are weighing whether to keep putative class actions filed by survivors of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia in their court or dismiss them for refiling in Italy, which Carnival Corp. argued Monday would be a more appropriate venue.

In separate hearings, Judges Norma S. Lindsey and Spencer Eig heard arguments over the merits of trying the cases in Florida, which the 104 plaintiffs chose and where Carnival is based, and Italy. The ship crashed into a reef in waters outside Tuscany, Italy,...
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