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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Woman suing Carnival: Ship sailed too fast, made me sick"

The March 21, 2011 COA decision in Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc. v. Doris Beard (NFP) is the subject of a story today by Dan Carden of the NWI Times that begins:

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary woman will have to go to Florida to seek justice against a cruise ship operator she claims made her sick, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

Doris Beard, of Gary, sued Carnival Cruise Lines Inc. in Lake County Small Claims Court seeking damages because she claimed the speed of the ship made her, as well as other passengers and crew, ill.

Carnival asked the court to dismiss the case because its cruise contract with Beard required any lawsuit stemming from travel on the ship be heard only by a Miami, Fla., court.

Gene Sloan reports in USA TODAY's Travel section under the headline "Woman suing Carnival: Ship sailed too fast, made me sick."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 22, 2011 10:51 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions