Cruise Co. May Face Punitive Damages Over Gas Leak

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT) -- A Florida state judge ruled earlier this month that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. could face punitive damages in a suit over a deadly gas leak if a ship's crew proves the company ignored warning signs and didn't fix the problem until months later.

Judge Marc Schumacher of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida said in his June 3 order that if the allegations were true and the ship Monarch of the Seas continued to sail after the hydrogen sulfide gas leak killed three ship workers in...
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