Costa Concordia Crewman Hits Carnival With Class Action

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 12:13 PM EST) -- A crew member from the Costa Concordia cruise ship hit Carnival Corp. with a putative class action in Illinois on Thursday, claiming the company didn’t evacuate the 4,200 passengers and crew quickly enough when the ship ran aground off the coast of Italy.

Gary Lobaton, a Peruvian crew member on the ship, filed the suit in federal court in Illinois on behalf of ticketed passengers and crew, accusing Carnival of negligence, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, punitive conduct, and violation of the Athens Convention Relating to...
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