Spotlight: The cruise ship industry has greater legal immunity than many other industies

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Both ticket packages and maritime law provide legal protections for cruise companies. Courts have interpreted archaic maritime laws to allow cruise companies to insert a vast array of provisions into ticket “contracts” that make it difficult or impossible for Americans to bring suit if they suffer injury.  As one expert put it, maritime laws are not “modern, consumer-oriented” laws, but rather “nineteenth-century legal principles, the purpose being to insulate these companies from legitimate passenger claims.”

 

Source: CJ&D's FAQ: You Cruise, You Might Lose

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