Carnival Sues Rolls-Royce For $100M Over Mermaid

Law360, New York (December 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Carnival Corp. has brought a $100 million suit against Rolls-Royce PLC, claiming the British engine maker sold the cruise operator a faulty propulsion system for the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship.

The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleges that Rolls-Royce presented its Mermaid pod propulsion system as a proven, well-tested product while in fact it was underdesigned and at only an experimental stage of development when Carnival purchased it.

Rolls-Royce and the other companies that developed the Mermaid,...
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