Carnival Says Travel Insurance Row Must Be Arbitrated

Law360 (September 26, 2018, 8:15 PM EDT) -- Carnival Corp. has urged a Florida federal court to force a proposed class of consumers who say they paid a concealed kickback to the cruise operator when they bought travel insurance policies through the company to arbitrate the dispute, arguing its ticket contracts contain an arbitration clause.

The travel insurance buyers including lead plaintiff James Wolfe agreed to the ticket contract whether they booked by phone or online, and mandatory arbitration is required within a key contract clause, Carnival said in its motion to compel arbitration. Every ticket includes an “important notice to guests” alerting them that disputes must be resolved...

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