11th Circ. Tosses Royal Caribbean Legionnaire's Suit

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Friday ruled Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. can’t face claims that a passenger’s death from a bacterial infection during a cruise was caused by poor conditions because the ticket contract stipulated all personal injury claims are subject to English law.

A three-judge appeals panel upheld a Florida federal judge’s decision to grant the cruise line’s motion to dismiss the estate of deceased passenger Tore Myhra’s action for improper venue under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

The company relied upon a forum-selection clause...
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