11th Circ. Keeps $1.4B Carnival Wreck Suits In State Court

Law360, Los Angeles (July 1, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit found in a precedential decision Monday that two putative class actions seeking a combined $1.4 billion against the Carnival Corp. over the sinking of the Costa Concordia shouldn't be heard in federal court, saying the cases don't individually meet the minimum number of plaintiffs required for federal jurisdiction.

The Eleventh Circuit had allowed Carnival to appeal a district judge’s order remanding the case to Florida state court in order to resolve the issue of whether multiple separate lawsuits containing 100 or more plaintiffs...
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Case Title

Scimone et al v. Carnival Corporation et al


Case Number

1:12-cv-23505

Court

Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Marine Product Liability

Judge

William P. Dimitrouleas

Date Filed

September 26, 2012


Case Title

Abeid-Saba et al v. Carnival Corporation et al


Case Number

1:12-cv-23513

Court

Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Marine Product Liability

Judge

William P. Dimitrouleas

Date Filed

September 26, 2012

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