Author Topic: Couple Suing Princess Cruise Line Over Coronavirus Claims Improper Screening  (Read 528 times)

Offline Host Mike

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"A Florida couple who was aboard the coronavirus-hit Grand Princess ocean liner has sued the ship’s owner for more than $1 million, claiming the company put profits over safety and did not have proper screening protocols in place.

Ronald and Eva Weissberger of Broward County, Florida sued Princess Cruise Lines Ltd, a unit of Carnival Corp, alleging the company caused them emotional distress and trauma as they fear they will develop the COVID-19, a flu-like disease caused by the virus."

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/03/10/560689.htm

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I've got to agree that Princess was negligent in their screening process but 1 million dollars?
Seems a little over the top.
Maybe there are more details to follow.

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"A Florida couple who was aboard the coronavirus-hit Grand Princess ocean liner has sued the ship’s owner for more than $1 million, claiming the company put profits over safety and did not have proper screening protocols in place.

Ronald and Eva Weissberger of Broward County, Florida sued Princess Cruise Lines Ltd, a unit of Carnival Corp, alleging the company caused them emotional distress and trauma as they fear they will develop the COVID-19, a flu-like disease caused by the virus."

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/03/10/560689.htm

Sorry, this sounds opportunistic. Rear view management of screening procedures doesn't hold water. Princess acted in accordance with procedures across the industry at the time.

The real emotional distress is that suffered  by cruise line employees, who have no choice but to be exposed to possible infected passengers.

Somebody is sniffing out a cash opportunity here, and it disgusts me.