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"Before the beginning of the trial in October 2022, Carnival offered to settle the case for $15 million. But the offer was rejected by the passengers who returned with a counter offer of $69 million."

"Karpik argued it was reasonable to reject Carnival’s settlement offer due to Shine’s legal costs equating to around $5.85 million and $6.75 million. She argued it would have left passengers with only a “relatively modest amount”.

"Justice Stewart though, said it was currently impossible to determine how much Carnival would have to pay.

There was no way to assess how many passengers were eligible for compensation, and the size of their claims."

https://cruisepassenger.com.au/news/ruby-princess-passengers-knock-back-15-million-settlement/



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Re: Ruby Princess passengers face huge legal bill after rejecting $15m?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2024, 11:45:41 AM »
"Judges have the ability to order a successful plaintiff to pay the legal costs of a defeated party if the amount they receive through court is less than that offered in a rejected settlement."

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