Carnival Wins $24M From Rolls-Royce Over Ship Engine

Law360, New York (January 6, 2011, 6:33 PM EST) -- A jury has slapped Rolls-Royce PLC with a $24 million damages award in Carnival Corp.'s suit accusing the British engine maker of selling a faulty propulsion system for the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship.

The verdict, handed down in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Wednesday, holds Rolls-Royce liable for breaching its implied warranty of workmanlike performance, fraud in the inducement and negligent misrepresentation.

The jury did not, however, find that Rolls-Royce had violated the Florida Deceptive Trade Practices Act. It...
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