$1.4B Carnival Suits Belong In US, Fla. Appeals Court Hears

Law360, Miami (January 15, 2014, 5:05 PM EST) -- Plaintiffs in two class actions seeking a combined $1.4 billion against Carnival Corp. over the sinking of the Costa Concordia asked a Florida appeals court on Wednesday to keep their suits in the state rather than move it to Italian courts.

Louise Caro of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates LLP, who argued on behalf of both classes, told a panel of the Third District Court of Appeal that, so far, the cruise line's claims about being unable to access evidence have not been true....
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