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Cruise Passengers Bring Class-Action Lawsuit

The owner of the stricken Carnival Triumph cruise ship was hit by a lawsuit seeking class action status for stranding more than 3,000 passengers for five days on a ship without electricity or adequate sanitation.

Carnival Corp. should be held liable for physical and emotional anguish inflicted on the passengers as well as punitive damages, according to the lawsuit by Matt and Melissa Crusan. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in U.S. federal court in Miami.

The Triumph was towed into Mobile, Ala., on Thursday, four days after a fire knocked out the ship's power while it was off the coast of Mexico.

Source: Reuters. Read full article. (link)

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