Jan20
2017

Plaintiff, a cruise line passenger, slipped and fell while climbing an outdoor staircase aboard the defendant cruise line’s vessel. Persistent rain throughout the day had caused the ship’s outside staircase to become wet. The plaintiff sued the cruise line for negligence. McAlpin Conroy argued the wet staircase was an open […]

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Nov20
2016

A passenger alleged she was hit in the eye with a plastic cork while her husband was opening a bottle of sparkling wine in their private cabin.  The bottle was a gift from the cruise line for the couple’s wedding anniversary.  Even though there were no crewmembers around when it […]

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Nov20
2016

Dorothy Jackson v. NCL America Case No. 14-23460-CIV-WILLIAMS Dorothy Jackson, a crewmember aboard the Pride of America, sued her employer, Norwegian Cruise Line, alleging that she sustained injuries when she slipped and fell on onion skin on one of the ship’s thoroughfares.  At trial, Norwegian showed that Ms. Jackson could not […]

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May20
2016

McAlpin Conroy successfully represented a cruise line on an issue of first impression before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals: whether a cruise ship employee who is injured on the job and whose employment contract contains an arbitration agreement governed by the New York Convention and Chapter 2 of the […]

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