Attorneys Press US$400-million Claim Against Cruise Company

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

New York law firm Ronai & Ronai file a compensation claim on behalf of a victim of the 'Costa Concordia' shipwreck.

The federal lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of the family of Hungarian violinist Sandor Feher, seeking $400 million in damages for gross negligence against the cruise ship companies, Carnival PLC, Carnival Corporation and Costa Crociere, S.P.A.

Sandor Feher, was a promising musician who died while trying to help evacuate other passengers after the occurrence.

In the lawsuit, Ronai & Ronai, LLP,  also ask for punitive damages against the cruise companies, alleging that they knowingly or with conscious indifference failed to properly train Schettino and other crew members in safely evacuating those onboard the ship.

Mr. Holly Ostrov Ronai stated that "Notably, few, if any, of those onboard the ship died from the impact itself. Rather it was the aftermath, the chaotic aftermath with lack of supervision and proper evacuation procedures that caused innocent people, such as Sandor Feher, to lose their lives. These cruise ship companies could have prevented Sandor Feher's death by simply training the crew properly to handle an emergency situation."


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