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Tort Assignment on the Concordia Cruiseship Wreck

On Friday January 13th, 2012, the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia struck a rock off the west coast of Italy, causing the ship to partially sink. Of the 3,229 passengers on board, all but 32 escaped the ship. 39 of the survivors have filled a lawsuit against Carnival Corp, who owned the company that operated the ship, for gross negligence. In order for a plaintiff to win a negligence case the defendant must owe a duty of care to the […]