Celebrity Cruises Wins Millions In Outbreak Case

Law360, New York (July 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal jury awarded Celebrity Cruises, Inc. $15.1 million after deciding Pentair Inc., which makes sump pumps and pool equipment, was found to be at least partly responsible for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on a cruise ship in 1994, the cruise company said Thursday.

A jury found on June 28 that Essef Corp., a subsidiary of Pentair, was liable for the incident. Royal Caribbean, which owns Celebrity Cruises, announced the decision in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.

Essef manufactured,...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.