Celebrity Cruises announced that a federal court jury
in New York has awarded Celebrity $193m in a lawsuit against Essef
Corp. Celebrity has remaining claims for interest and certain legal fees.
Celebrity filed suit against Essef Corp. for damages stemming from a 1994 outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on Celebrity's vessel Horizon.
Celebrity claimed for out-of-pocket losses, lost profits, and loss of
business enterprise value related to this incident.
The verdict is subject to appeal and, due to the ongoing nature of the
proceedings, the ultimate financial impact to Celebrity Cruises is
undetermined at this time. Any gain from this verdict will only be
recognized when the outcome is known with certainty.