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    Default Survive A Cruise Disaster, Get A 30% Discount?

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01...vivors-called/

    Sweet deal. I hope I get stuck on a doomed liner one day, I could use the savings.
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    I would love to know who came up with the 30% number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSr619 View Post
    Im sure theyre going to have a huge lawsuit on their hands too but this is probably just them trying to do a PR thing and offer that.
    They already do. So far 70 people have joined the class action lawsuit. Seeking about $12K for each passenger.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/2831...e-lawsuits.htm

    Looks like another lawsuit will be filed in Miami, seeking about $160K per passenger:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/worl...icle-1.1010066
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    The 30% off future bookings as a consolation is underwhelming to say the least. They can't really think that would cut it

    It's like when I ate at The Cheesecake Factory a few years ago.....I was eating a salad, and it had long shards of metal in it about 3-4 inches long. I had no idea where they could have come from, and neither did the manager. But he didn't even offer to replace it. He offered to give me half off and a free piece of Cheesecake. wtf?
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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/costa-...110024413.html

    ROME (AP) -- Costa Crociere SpA is offering uninjured passengers euro11,000 ($14,460) apiece to compensate them for lost baggage and psychological trauma after its cruise ship ran aground and capsized off Tuscany when the captain deviated from his route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renaissance View Post
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/costa-...110024413.html

    ROME (AP) -- Costa Crociere SpA is offering uninjured passengers euro11,000 ($14,460) apiece to compensate them for lost baggage and psychological trauma after its cruise ship ran aground and capsized off Tuscany when the captain deviated from his route.
    They need to just stop while they're behind

    The survivors will easily get $100k+ in court per person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by China View Post
    They already do. So far 70 people have joined the class action lawsuit. Seeking about $12K for each passenger.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/2831...e-lawsuits.htm

    Looks like another lawsuit will be filed in Miami, seeking about $160K per passenger:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/worl...icle-1.1010066

    Interesting - the Carnival ticket contract expressly prohibits class action lawsuits. Guests waive their right by buying a ticket:

    13. CLASS ACTION WAIVER

    THIS CONTRACT PROVIDES FOR THE EXCLUSIVE RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES THROUGH INDIVIDUAL LEGAL ACTION ON GUEST'S OWN BEHALF INSTEAD OF THROUGH ANY CLASS ACTION. EVEN IF THE APPLICABLE LAW PROVIDES OTHERWISE, GUEST AGREES THAT ANY ARBITRATION OR LAWSUIT AGAINST CARRIER WHATSOEVER SHALL BE LITIGATED BY GUEST INDIVIDUALLY AND NOT AS A MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OR AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION, AND GUEST EXPRESSLY AGREES TO WAIVE ANY LAW ENTITLING GUEST TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. IF GUEST'S CLAIM IS SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION UNDER CLAUSE 12 (d) ABOVE, THE ARBITRATOR SHALL HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO ARBITRATE CLAIMS ON A CLASS ACTION BASIS. GUEST AGREES THAT THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE SEVERABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
    FROM THE ARBITRATION CLAUSE SET FORTH IN SECTION 12 (d) ABOVE, AND IF FOR ANY REASON THIS CLASS ACTION WAIVER IS UNENFORCEABLE AS TO ANY PARTICULAR CLAIM, THEN AND ONLY THEN SUCH CLAIM SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION.


    http://www.carnival.com/cms/static_t..._contract.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky Livingston View Post
    Interesting - the Carnival ticket contract expressly prohibits class action lawsuits. Guests waive their right by buying a ticket:





    http://www.carnival.com/cms/static_t..._contract.aspx

    I'm thinking this waiver will be a solid as those Celebrity Pre nups in California when the big guy gets caught fooling around multiple times.

    With the numerous deaths due to incredibly stupid negligence and cowardice by the Capt the lawsuit may be cheaper than the Major PR hit.
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