Cruise Line Owes Penalty Wages, Workers Tell High Court

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2014, 8:58 PM EST) -- Six cruise ship employees have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to grant them penalty damages from NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. for cutting into their wages, arguing an Eleventh Circuit ruling that NCL’s withholding was not in bad faith would hamstring federal law protecting seafarers.

The cabin stewards filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the high court Dec. 27 asking the justices to reconsider the appeals court’s decision that they weren’t entitled to penalty wages under the Seaman’s Wage Act because they couldn’t prove NCL...
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