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Lawsuits already filed against Carnival Cruise; Passengers may not have a chance

Carnival Triumph
Posted at 5:15 AM, Feb 22, 2013
and last updated 2014-07-14 12:14:00-04

      MIAMI (AP) - Lawsuits are already filed in this month's disastrous Triumph cruise ship voyage.

But the legal deck is stacked in parent company Carnival's favor, mainly because of the restrictive terms of the company's tickets governing who can sue and where.

Cases involving the Triumph and other Carnival Cruise Lines ships must be filed in South Florida federal courts, near the company's Miami headquarters.