11th Circ. Keeps $1.4B Carnival Wreck Suits In State Court
By Jeff Sistrunk
Law360, Los Angeles (July 1, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit found in a precedential decision Monday that two putative class actions seeking a combined $1.4 billion against the Carnival Corp. over the sinking of the Costa Concordia shouldn't be heard in federal court, saying the cases don't individually meet the minimum number of plaintiffs required for federal jurisdiction.
The Eleventh Circuit had allowed Carnival to appeal a district judge’s order remanding the case to Florida state court in order to resolve the issue of whether multiple separate lawsuits containing 100 or more plaintiffs...