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Trip and Fall Lawsuit Aboard Cruise Ship Reinstated by Appeals Court

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A trip and fall lawsuit aboard a Carnival Cruise ship was reinstated by an appeals court after the district court tossed the case. A passenger was injured as she was exiting the aerobics room. She sustained injuries to her knee and filed a lawsuit against Carnival for trip and fall. In this article, we’ll… Read More »

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Princess Cruises Issues Response Over Coronavirus Allegations

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Another couple has joined the cavalcade of litigation against the Carnival Cruises subsidiary, Princess Cruises. If you recall, the Grand Princess and Princess Diamond were among the first hot spots for the coronavirus outbreak. Guests were trapped onboard in their cabins. Later, allegations came out that the cruise line knew that some of their… Read More »

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Woman Fired From Cruise Line for Expressing Concerns over Marketing

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

In the very early stages of the pandemic, cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, and others reached out to passengers concerning the pandemic. According to some reports that have resulted in stockholder lawsuits against Norwegian cruises and others were among the companies that downplayed the threat of the coronavirus to both stockholders and… Read More »

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Bahamas Paradise Crew Wins Crucial Victory After Imprisonment

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Bahamas Paradise crew members, who told authorities that they were forced to work without pay, are on the verge of winning a major settlement after a federal judge in Miami approved the terms of the settlement after concerns that the amount wasn’t high enough. The workers were trapped in U.S. waters and the company… Read More »

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Royal Caribbean Hopes to Keep Volcano Lawsuits in Australia

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Several Royal Caribbean guests who were severely injured during a volcano eruption in New Zealand have filed a lawsuit against the cruise line for exposing them to that danger. The majority of the litigants are U.S. citizens who were hoping to move the venue to the United States where it would ostensibly be easier… Read More »

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Virginia Couple Files Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean After Severe Burn Injuries

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A Virginia couple has filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean and an excursion company after they sustained major burn injuries after a volcano erupted. Erupting volcanoes and other natural phenomena are major tourist attractions to cruise lines that offer voyages to see the Northern Lights and other natural events. In this case, the cruise… Read More »

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Key West Votes to Place Limits on Cruise Ships

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Cruise ships are great if you see one once a year for a couple of weeks. But the residents of Key West have voted to limit the type of business that cruise lines can perform on the island or at island ports. The cruise industry, however, is suing the City’s government to prevent such… Read More »

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Judge Rejects Settlement of Bahamas Paradise Lawsuit

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A few months back we discussed a situation in which several crew members were forced to stay aboard their cruise ship while the cruise line they worked for, Bahamas Paradise, figured out the cheapest way to send them home. Their superiors told them that if they left the vessel, they would never be allowed… Read More »

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Why Are the Coronavirus Lawsuits Against Cruise Lines Unsuccessful?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

You may have read articles concerning the lawsuits filed by cruise ship passengers against Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and others. You may have also heard that these lawsuits face an uphill battle in the courts where maritime laws prevent such lawsuits from moving forward. Is it true that all these lawsuits have been unsuccessful?… Read More »

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Carnival Corporation Attacked by Hackers

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

On August 15, Carnival Corporation reported that they were the victim of a ransomware attack. The company filed an 8-K report on August 15. 8-K reports are filed with the SEC when a major event occurs that is of direct interest to shareholders. Carnival said that the hackers encrypted some of their data and… Read More »

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