11th Circ. Dumps Carnival Passengers' Suit Over 'Poop Cruise'

Law360 (August 30, 2018, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday tossed a suit brought by more than 100 former passengers of the Carnival Triumph who were stranded at sea for five days in a 2013 incident known as the "Poop Cruise," saying the passengers' ticket contract required notice of a personal injury claim within 185 days.

In a unanimous, unpublished opinion, a three-judge Eleventh Circuit panel affirmed the dismissal of a suit brought by Cynthia Davis and others accusing Carnival Corp. marine engineering contractor Valsamis Inc. of failing to properly maintain the ship's engines, which led to a fire and engine failure and left the ship adrift in...

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