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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Feb20
2016

A crewmember sued a major cruise line alleging failure to provide a safe workplace under the Jones Act and that the ship was unseaworthy.  In a hard-fought summary judgment battle, the crewmember argued that the claims should be equitably tolled and that the cruise line should not be allowed to […]

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