Royal Caribbean Gets Harvey Class Claims Nixed

Law360 (April 10, 2018, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge Monday dismissed a proposed class action that alleged Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. pressured passengers to travel to Texas for a voyage scheduled to depart while Hurricane Harvey bore down on the state, saying the claims are barred by a waiver included in the ticket contract.

U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King said that Nikki McIntosh, who launched the suit, had been properly notified of the class action waiver but that it does not prevent her from bringing claims against the cruise line in an individual capacity. The court is giving her 20 days to amend her complaint...

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