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Monthly Archives: August 2020

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Judge Tosses COVID-19 Lawsuits Against Princess Cruises

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

We’ve discussed extensively the lawsuits emerging from Princess Cruises, another Carnival Corp. subsidiary,  specifically, the Grand Princess and the Princess Diamond. Many commented that they believed these lawsuits were doomed from the start based on provisions under maritime law that restrict injury lawsuits against ship owners. Recently, a federal judge dismissed several lawsuits filed… Read More »

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Forum Selection Clause Upheld in Miami Court

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Lawlor White and Murphey, Michael F. Guilford, P.A. and Parrish Appeals lost their attempt to avoid application of the federal court forum selection provision found in most passenger ticket contracts.  The attorneys had drafted their complaints in fashion that avoided the federal court’s admiralty jurisdiction. When a passenger purchases a ticket from a major… Read More »

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Couple Sues Royal Caribbean After Deadly Volcano Explosion

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A Virginia couple recently filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean after they say they suffered severe burn injuries in a volcano eruption that occurred in New Zealand. The volcano erupted on December 9, 2019 on White Island. Forty-seven people were visiting the island at the time of the eruption, and 21 of those people… Read More »

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Holland America Sued After COVID-19 Outbreak

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Holland America, a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., has been hit with a COVID-19 lawsuit after an outbreak claimed the lives of passengers and crew. The outbreak occurred in March aboard the MS Zaandam. The plaintiffs hope to make the case for a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of all the passengers aboard the MS… Read More »

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