Judge Says Mom May Regret Not Taking Royal Caribbean Deal

Law360, New York (April 12, 2017, 6:15 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday warned a woman seeking a big payout in a negligence suit against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. that she might end up wishing she had accepted a $500,000 settlement for her daughter's death, saying she may be "sorry" with the final sum she receives.

The case brought by Marla Martins, whom Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman described as "the most vocal" among family members suing Royal Caribbean Cruises for the wrongful death of 17-year-old Briana Martins after she allegedly ingested "bacteria-ridden" cruise ship food, no longer has a settlement and is now subject to the court's earlier-issued...

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