AIG Unit Can't Force Arbitration Of Zip Line Accident Suit

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 3:10 PM EDT) -- A Hong Kong affiliate of insurance giant AIG can’t force a women to arbitrate her dispute after she became paralyzed when she fell from a zip line during a Royal Caribbean cruise outing, a Florida federal court found, saying she hadn’t signed an arbitration agreement.

U.S. District Judge Darrin P. Gayles ruled Friday that “because there is no agreement signed by both parties, the [woman and her husband] cannot be compelled to arbitrate.”

Lynn McCullough, who is now quadriplegic, wasn’t properly secured to her harness and fell almost 50 feet at a zip line course during a St. Lucia shore excursion....

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