Carnival Shipwreck Suit Should Be Heard In Italy, Judge Says

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday tossed a proposed class action against Carnival Corp. filed by Italian business owners and others seeking $75 million in economic damages for January's deadly Costa Concordia wreck, ruling the case should be filed in Italy.

U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenbaum granted a motion from Carnival, Carnival PLC, Costa Cruise Lines Inc. and Costa Crociere SpA to dismiss the suit. A Carnival ship carrying about 4,200 passengers and crew capsized in waters off of the Italian island of Giglio on Jan....
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