Lloyd's Colluded With Shipmaker In Mediation, Suit Claims

Law360, Washington (September 23, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT) -- A Marshall Islands-based cruise company launched a lawsuit in Texas federal court on Friday against Lloyd’s Register North America Inc. alleging the company colluded with a shipbuilder to falsely represent a vessel's compliance with maritime safety laws at an arbitration proceeding.

Pearl Seas Cruises LLC claims it hired Lloyd’s in 2008 to certify that a ship it planned to purchase from Irving Shipbuilding Inc. met all regulatory approvals needed for operation, but that Lloyd’s later colluded with Irving to misrepresent the ship’s quality after a dispute...
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Case Title

Pearl Seas Cruises LLC v. Lloyd's Register North America, Inc.


Case Number

4:13-cv-02790

Court

Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

190(Contract: Other)

Judge

Judge David Hittner

Date Filed

September 20, 2013

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