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Carnival Cruise Fire Victims Ask 11th Circ. To Revive Suit

Law360, New York (June 28, 2017, 2:59 PM EDT) — Passengers aboard a 2013 Carnival Corp. cruise ship whose engines caught fire asked the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday to revive their claims against a third-party contractor that maintained the engines, arguing their tickets weren’t clear about whether they had to notify Carnival or the third party before suing.

Lead plaintiff Cynthia Davis, one of more than 100 passengers named in the suit, said the district court erred in granting third-party contractor Valsamis Inc. summary judgment based on a 185-day written notification provision. She argued that allowing…

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