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(NBC Miami)   Carnival seeks dismissal of Triumph lawsuits on the grounds that the passengers bought their tickets, knew what they were getting into   (nbcmiami.com) divider line 92
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2013-04-29 04:41:24 PM  
The way Admiralty law runs, they'll probably win.
 
2013-04-29 04:44:14 PM  
If nothing else, I hope the visible hand of the free market gives Carnival a much needed smackdown.
 
2013-04-29 04:46:59 PM  

vudutek: If nothing else, I hope the visible hand of the free market gives Carnival a much needed smackdown.


That's what I'm thinking. This lawsuit won't float, so the only way to hurt them is by not purchasing tickets and telling everyone else you know to not purchase tickets.

At least settling a lawsuit will let future passengers know that if the company farks up bad and you suffer for it, they'll pay you in the end. If this gets dismissed, all it's saying is that you're taking ALL of the risk when sailing with Carnival.
 
2013-04-29 04:51:13 PM  
I say let 'em crash.
 
2013-04-29 05:44:24 PM  

scottydoesntknow: vudutek: If nothing else, I hope the visible hand of the free market gives Carnival a much needed smackdown.

That's what I'm thinking. This lawsuit won't float, so the only way to hurt them is by not purchasing tickets and telling everyone else you know to not purchase tickets.

At least settling a lawsuit will let future passengers know that if the company farks up bad and you suffer for it, they'll pay you in the end. If this gets dismissed, all it's saying is that you're taking ALL of the risk when sailing with Carnival.


Yeah and then they'll knock 5 bucks off their ticket price and fill the ship up no problem at all.

Oh, and this:

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2013-04-29 06:39:51 PM  
Does anyone know the case number for the class action suit? I tried looking it up on Pacer and I couldn't figure out which one is the one I want.
 
2013-04-29 06:43:20 PM  

scottydoesntknow: At least settling a lawsuit will let future passengers know that if the company farks up bad and you suffer for it, they'll pay you in the end. If this gets dismissed, all it's saying is that you're taking ALL of the risk when sailing with Carnival.


Well, no. I think Carnival is saying that their Class Action Waiver (section 13 of their ticket terms) governs and disallows the 3000-member class action lawsuit. For the class action law suit, at least, they want to dismiss it and make every plaintiff file individually against them.

Don't know how why they want to dismiss the other two. Would have to read their motions to find out.
 
2013-04-29 06:47:27 PM  
I'm thinking the CEO of Carnival was a kamikaze pilot in a previous life.
 
2013-04-29 06:54:46 PM  
...I say let 'em drown...

In their own sh*t


/I gave up the funk
 
2013-04-29 07:45:48 PM  
That sets a great legal precedent
cdn.videogum.com
...for me to poop on.
 
2013-04-29 07:46:04 PM  
They keed, they keed!

cdn.videogum.com
 
2013-04-29 07:46:44 PM  
It'll be just like that time over Macho Grande.
 
2013-04-29 07:48:06 PM  
What kind of a lawyer would represent a plastic, cigar-smoking dog with some guy's fist up his ass?

/the dog's ass...not the lawyer's ass
 
2013-04-29 07:50:08 PM  

Bslim: It'll be just like that time over Macho Grande.


I'll never get over Macho Grande.
 
2013-04-29 07:50:49 PM  
I say, let em crash!
 
2013-04-29 07:51:44 PM  
Short of throwing a litter of kittens overboard to drown, could Carnival's PR get any worse?
 
2013-04-29 07:53:01 PM  
Carnival should settle those claims as quickly as possible with a smile and an apology.

vudutek: If nothing else, I hope the visible hand of the free market gives Carnival a much needed smackdown.


If not, then this.

Either way, I've decided that my SO and I will *never* cruise on Carnival, no matter what the outcome.  Too many bad experiences by family and friends related to me to want to take a chance on it, at least with *my* money.
 
2013-04-29 07:53:04 PM  
I say they lay it on the line and fight the good fight. Never surrender and hold on.

/that's all I got
 
2013-04-29 07:54:25 PM  
What are they complaining about?  They got like 3 extra days of cruising for free!
 
2013-04-29 07:54:30 PM  

NightOwl2255: Short of throwing a litter of kittens overboard to drown, could Carnival's PR get any worse?


Logic would indicate that no it couldn't get worse, but I suspect they'll find a way.
 
2013-04-29 07:55:05 PM  

skinink: They keed, they keed!

[cdn.videogum.com image 480x457]


Turns out Triumph is suing as well.

http://teamcoco.com/video/triumph-insult-comic-dog-suing-carnival-cr ui se-lines
 
2013-04-29 07:56:07 PM  
Didn't they say, in the news, that everyone got a refund and free ticket for future cruise?? Not sure how much you would want to piss off ALL those people with tickets on a future cruise... a lot of people, strung over a lot of cruises, could do a lot of farking shiat up.

/nothing like chowing down alllllll day on Mexican cuisine, topping it off with some milk of magnesia, and having a nice nudist runs down the halls at 3am.
//not that I would ever think up something like that..... or consider doing it.
///squirt, step, squirt, step, squirt, step, squirt, step, squirt, step, squirt, step.... Walkin` down the hall and ya splat some on the wall...
 
2013-04-29 07:57:09 PM  

katerbug72: I say they lay it on the line and fight the good fight. Never surrender and hold on.

/that's all I got


Well, that describes their customer demographic.  They're young, they're wild, they want to be free.
 
2013-04-29 07:58:41 PM  

vudutek: If nothing else, I hope the visible hand of the free market gives Carnival a much needed smackdown.


meh
carnival was already at or near the bottom of cruise lines.
sale prices with fill the berths, liquor sales and casinos on the ships will keep them afloat. mostly.
 
2013-04-29 07:58:48 PM  
www.culturedviews.com
The only reason to go on a cruise is to pick up fatties.

/not literally, of course
 
2013-04-29 08:01:05 PM  

just_intonation: Either way, I've decided that my SO and I will *never* cruise on Carnival, no matter what the outcome.  Too many bad experiences by family and friends related to me to want to take a chance on it, at least with *my* money.


I have been on a bunch of RCCL and one Carnival Cruise.
You get what you pay for. 
And more importantly you are surrounded by people who got what the paid for.
Pay more, unless you want to be on a ship with a lot of cheap, fat white people.
 
2013-04-29 08:02:46 PM  
So it seems the passengers were looking for the easy life, but the cruise company thought it was all just a game. And whether you're looking for a midsummer's daydream or just a boy's night out, it's time to fight the good fight when you lay it on the line only to find there's somebody out there looking to rip you off.
 
2013-04-29 08:04:09 PM  
Naufragantem emptor
 
2013-04-29 08:06:17 PM  
Well, gotta give them credit for truth.. if the passengers buying tickets haven't figured out by now that they're taking their health in their hands with Carnival, then what exactly is the internet good for.
 
2013-04-29 08:09:26 PM  

T-Servo: [www.culturedviews.com image 250x174]
The only reason to go on a cruise is to pick up fatties.

/not literally, of course


Yes, literally. Been on several cruises and never saw one passenger I cared to fark, even in my drunken state. The crew on the other hand...
 
2013-04-29 08:12:30 PM  

just_intonation: Carnival should settle those claims as quickly as possible with a smile and an apology.

vudutek: If nothing else, I hope the visible hand of the free market gives Carnival a much needed smackdown.

If not, then this.

Either way, I've decided that my SO and I will *never* cruise on Carnival, no matter what the outcome.  Too many bad experiences by family and friends related to me to want to take a chance on it, at least with *my* money.


They were given all their money back, had all their expenses paid, and were given a free trip at a later date.  Oh, and they got their "smile and an apology".  What more do people want?
 
2013-04-29 08:16:05 PM  

meanmutton: What more do people want?


Ships with crews that know how to operate and maintain a seaworthy vessel?
 
2013-04-29 08:18:48 PM  

maddogdelta: meanmutton: What more do people want?

Ships with crews that know how to operate and maintain a seaworthy vessel?


Fair enough.  But the compensation for not having that?  Seems like what they got was reasonable.
 
2013-04-29 08:19:11 PM  

oukewldave: What are they complaining about?  They got like 3 extra days of cruising for free!


Plus camping, which is nice.
 
2013-04-29 08:19:24 PM  

Barfmaker: scottydoesntknow: vudutek: If nothing else, I hope the visible hand of the free market gives Carnival a much needed smackdown.

That's what I'm thinking. This lawsuit won't float, so the only way to hurt them is by not purchasing tickets and telling everyone else you know to not purchase tickets.

At least settling a lawsuit will let future passengers know that if the company farks up bad and you suffer for it, they'll pay you in the end. If this gets dismissed, all it's saying is that you're taking ALL of the risk when sailing with Carnival.

Yeah and then they'll knock 5 bucks off their ticket price and fill the ship up no problem at all.

Oh, and this:

[img811.imageshack.us image 500x293]


We are done here, people.
 
2013-04-29 08:23:49 PM  

maddogdelta: meanmutton: What more do people want?

Ships with crews that know how to operate and maintain a seaworthy vessel?


And to live to see port?
 
2013-04-29 08:25:45 PM  

clintster: That sets a great legal precedent
[cdn.videogum.com image 480x457]
...for me to poop on.


This is the only post that was required in this thread.

skinink: They keed, they keed!
[cdn.videogum.com image 480x457]


This is a bonus.
 
2013-04-29 08:25:55 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
Aw, please. Nobody died that time.
 
2013-04-29 08:29:52 PM  

maddogdelta: meanmutton: What more do people want?

Ships with crews that know how to operate and maintain a seaworthy vessel?


this is why you only sail on newer ships. first couple years.
TADA
Less of a chance of engine fires. Less of a chance of old drunk captain on list last voyage.
Newer tech than 10 or 20 years ago.
 
2013-04-29 08:30:10 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I'm thinking the CEO of Carnival was a kamikaze pilot in a previous life.


s22.postimg.org
This asshole taught him well.
 
2013-04-29 08:41:57 PM  
Anyone who wants to go on a cruse should be made to watch Titanic. All of them.
 
2013-04-29 08:53:45 PM  

freewill: oukewldave: What are they complaining about?  They got like 3 extra days of cruising for free!

Plus camping, which is nice.


Hard to dig a cathole in those hard, hard decks, though.
 
2013-04-29 08:54:54 PM  

skinink: They keed, they keed!

[cdn.videogum.com image 480x457]


clintster: That sets a great legal precedent
[cdn.videogum.com image 480x457]
...for me to poop on.


Aaaaaaaand we're done here.
 
2013-04-29 08:55:29 PM  

TheMysticS: ...I say let 'em drown...

In their own sh*t


/I gave up the funk


They had to rise above it all.
 
2013-04-29 08:57:09 PM  

The Muthaship: The way Admiralty law runs, they'll probably win.


Sure, but if the passengers seized the ship they'd all be in gitmo by now.
 
2013-04-29 09:00:59 PM  

The Muthaship: The way Admiralty law runs, they'll probably win.


Somali Pirate defense?
 
2013-04-29 09:01:22 PM  
Would not set foot on a cruise if the paid me too.
 
2013-04-29 09:10:39 PM  

katerbug72: I say they lay it on the line and fight the good fight. Never surrender and hold on.


You're lost in a world of fantasy.  Better say goodbye, 'cause the writing's on the wall.
 
2013-04-29 09:10:52 PM  
Carnival is going to fight the good fight, never surrender and lay it on the line over this Triumph issue.
 
2013-04-29 09:15:29 PM  
They should have known what they were getting into. Going on a cruise is risky. You are hundreds of mile out at sea. The big safety drill at the beginning is a clue. This thing might sink.
 
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