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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Nightmare Cruise Not the First Carnival Debacle

The reports from the Carnival Triumph, the cruise ship that was stranded for days in February without electricity or working plumbing, were viscerally horrific.  One passenger described the experience as just like camping “except crowded and unhygienic.” “People are getting sick because sewage everyone; urine on the floors, waste in bags, and undercooked food, [sic]” the passenger said on Reddit. “Strong fecal and urine stench near the cabins and just a poor environment.” As the public relations repercussions continue to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Class Actions Editors Picks Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Carnival Nightmare Cruise Triggers Class Action Lawsuit

A dream vacation turned nightmare has sparked a class action lawsuit against the Carnival Corp. cruise line. Over 100 passengers of a cruise that was marooned for days in the Gulf of Mexico without functioning power or plumbing have joined the suit, alleging that the ship wasn’t seaworthy to begin with, and that it forced guests to spend extra days stranded at sea by not heading to the closest port once it was disabled. The ship, illogically named Triumph, left …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Two Workers Win $5.75 Million for Fatal Shipping Accident

A jury ordered two international shipping companies to pay $5.75 million for a drowning accident that killed one worker and injured another while they were docking an oil tanker at the port. Carl Williams and Edward Purdue were on duty helping to bring the massive oil tanker Glennross into an Alabama port when a 17-foot boat attached to a rope on board the tanker let loose and sent the workers into the water before the skiff came crashing down onto …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Workers burned in explosion win $179 million verdictThree men burned in an explosion in a grain elevator were awarded a combined verdict of $179 million by a federal jury in a judgment against food giant ConAgra, the owner of the silo. John Jentz, Robert Schmidt and Justin Becker worked for two companies hired to clean up a grain silo located in southern Illinois when it burst into flames. According to their lawsuit, ConAgra had not properly cleaned the elevator in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Workers burned in explosion win $179 million verdict Three men burned in an explosion in a grain elevator were awarded a combined verdict of $179 million by a federal jury in a judgment against food giant ConAgra, the owner of the silo. John Jentz, Robert Schmidt and Justin Becker worked for two companies hired to clean up a grain silo located in southern Illinois when it burst into flames. According to their lawsuit, ConAgra had not properly cleaned the elevator …

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