Carnival Asks Judge To Toss Triumph Passengers' Suit

Law360, Miami (April 5, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT) -- Carnival Corp. asked a Florida federal judge Thursday to dismiss a putative class action launched by passengers on the Carnival Triumph's ill-fated cruise in February, arguing the plaintiffs waived their rights to a collective action and failed to state sufficient claims.

Carnival, which is incorporated in Panama and has its headquarters in Florida, disputed claims of negligence and infliction of emotional distress, negligent and intentional, brought by Oklahoma couple Matt and Melissa Crusan in their Feb. 18 suit. It also argued that passenger ticket contracts preclude...
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