Carnival Ducks Further Sanctions In Hot Tub Infection Row

Law360, Miami (February 13, 2014, 2:30 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday denied a putative class' motion to strike Carnival Corp.'s affirmative defenses because of discovery violations in a suit against the cruise line over water-borne infections by bacteria-laden hot tubs on board Carnival ships.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea M. Simonton said that the $45,910 in fees and costs already assessed to Carnival over its lack of diligence in discovery are sanctions enough for the violations and said she could not enter default judgment against the cruise line's defenses against class certification....
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