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Passengers suing Carnival over crippled cruise seek $5,000 a month for life
Fox News ^ | March 11, 2014 | (with AP)

Posted on 03/12/2014 1:21:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A group of passengers suing Carnival Corp. for damages after sailing on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are asking the company to pay $5,000 a month for the rest of their lives for ongoing medical and mental problems.

The case stems from the February 2013 incident when a fire broke out in the ship’s engine room during a four-day cruise, leaving the ship without engine power and most of its electricity, forcing passengers to endure human waste running down hallways, limited water supplies, noxious odors and extreme heat. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Travel
KEYWORDS: ambulancechasers; carnivalcruise; carnivaltriumph; cruise; lawsuits

1 posted on 03/12/2014 1:21:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 03/12/2014 1:22:17 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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What a bunch of greedy crybabies. Build a bridge and then get over it.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 1:22:49 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Olog-hai

Carnival’s counter: How about a coupon for a free buffet lunch and $50 in match play at the tables on your next cruise?


4 posted on 03/12/2014 1:23:02 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Olog-hai

ROTFLOL!


5 posted on 03/12/2014 1:29:55 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Olog-hai

I often wondered why people go to places that are impossible to exit (because you are in middle of an ocean) and crammed full of other people and cry when things go south?


6 posted on 03/12/2014 1:30:22 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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$5,000 a month for life...this might actually help Carnival Corp. get more paying passengers, each hoping for an engine fire.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 1:30:41 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You’re more charitable than me.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 1:31:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

Have they closed down Vegas, Biloxi and the Indian casinos?

9 posted on 03/12/2014 1:34:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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They want the money in lump sums based on government tables estimating their life expectancies.

I bet they all have one attorney, and that HE is behind these "wants". His 1/3 of that half a billion or so will be a nice payday.

10 posted on 03/12/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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They should agree to pay the 60k a year provided it goes right to the physicians treating them.

Then let’s see what they say.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 1:35:32 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Olog-hai

I’d like to see a pic of the defendants just to confirm my suspicions


12 posted on 03/12/2014 1:36:20 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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"Carnival sought to make amends by offering each passenger a $500 check, a voucher for a future cruise, refunds of most on-board expenses and reimbursement for transportation, parking and other expenses."

Seems fair to me. In the end, they had 5 days of bad plumbing and bad smells while drifting in perfect Gulf weather for 5 days.

13 posted on 03/12/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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I remember seeing a lot of them interviewed by the media as they go off the ship and calling it an “adventure” or “memorable”.

The cruise line offer was fair.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 1:45:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai
In the article it says most of the passengers are asking for $5,000 a year. I wonder which is correct?
15 posted on 03/12/2014 1:46:00 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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Take a trip with us;you may hit the lotto!


16 posted on 03/12/2014 1:49:01 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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I’m not a CPA but 5000.00 sound like just about enough to push the average household into tax problems.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 1:50:17 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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That much pay for 5 days of inconvenience? Sign me up!


18 posted on 03/12/2014 1:56:08 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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The case stems from the February 2013 incident when a fire broke out in the ship's engine room during a four-day cruise, leaving the ship without engine power and most of its electricity, forcing passengers to endure human waste running down hallways, limited water supplies, noxious odors and extreme heat.

IOW, the conditions universally prevalent on ships prior to about the last 100 years or so.

19 posted on 03/12/2014 1:57:52 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Telepathic Intruder

$5,000 a month for life? I can almost guaranty an fire or two!


20 posted on 03/12/2014 2:00:37 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Rusty0604

Yep, I’m “onboard” for that too.


21 posted on 03/12/2014 2:26:23 PM PDT by moovova
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To: cripplecreek
the cruise line was fair

I don't see it that way. However, their demands are ridiculous. But the offer? There are those who were on that cruise who never want to even look at a cruise ship again. Yet, the only compensation offered involves taking more cruises.

I suspect most cruisers used to naively believed that if anything this bad happened, there'd be an evacuation. I doubt they expected anything this horendous could happen.

22 posted on 03/12/2014 2:31:54 PM PDT by grania
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Gives new meaning to the term “my ship came in”


23 posted on 03/12/2014 2:40:24 PM PDT by blastbaby
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To: Teacher317; cripplecreek

The conditions were hell unless you managed to secure enough food/water and hide in your balcony stateroom with the door wide open. Also remember that many cruisers are seniors and kids who are far from hardy or cooperative when things go south.

Bad plumbing leads to disease in such close quarters. “Bad smells” does not begin to describe a place soaked in raw sewage for days.

However, if Carnival is found to have followed all the rules I don’t think plaintiffs should get anything besides a refund, reimbursement for vacation time and medical treatment.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 3:54:15 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Olog-hai

Hahahahahaha


25 posted on 03/12/2014 4:12:36 PM PDT by WriteOn (Truth)
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