Carnival Slapped With 2nd Cruise Suit
Couple aims for class action
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 21, 2013 8:45 AM CST
Workers look in the direction of the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in Mobile, Ala., Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

(Newser) – The inevitable Carnival cruise lawsuits continue. A couple is suing the company over the Triumph voyage that was disabled by a fire, resulting in a days-long, less-than-hygienic slog to shore. Matt and Melissa Crusan are aiming for a class-action suit, a status that must be backed by a judge, the AP reports. Their action comes after passenger Cassie Terry filed a suit of her own within 24 hours of the boat's arrival in Alabama. Carnival rules say suits must be filed in Miami. Such cases can prove challenging for plaintiffs, who have to demonstrate illness or injury to win, lawyers say.

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Feb 21, 2013 11:01 PM CST
I've been involved in business contingency planning; when disasters happens there are many contributing factors in play... I see a serious problem in blaming Carnival for a ship design, that did not build contingency planning into the ship purchased from them (the ship builder); unless the ship was built using Carnival's specs. When I look at Poop running down the cabin walls; well. I know of a design that could have avoided that... when I look at engine fire (especially when I hear there are 6 engines); I can think of a contingency plan that could have been incorporated when the ship was built, that would have allowed operation and would have avoided the same scale disaster that Carnival, its' clients and employees had to endure. The sad thing is, I'm not a Rocket Scientist!
Feb 21, 2013 4:17 PM CST
Every inconvenience to people these days is horrific eh?
Feb 21, 2013 12:13 PM CST
What a croc. Everybody knows that this was a pure accident. And if there was shit all over the place it is because the very passengers did not and would not abide by sanitary recommendations made by Carnival personnel. My sympathy lies with the crew members who suffered just about every indignity and no rewards. They got stuck cleaning up the messes but it was humanely impossible for them to keep up with what the passengers were generating. Let the couple sue. Their action is attorney inspired. Any small wonder why the legal profession is held in such high esteem? LOL