Passengers from infected ship file lawsuit against cruise company - complaints include manslaughter

Passengers from infected ship file lawsuit against cruise company - complaints include manslaughter

Passengers who were stuck on an infected cruise ship having been turned away from several ports in March have filed a lawsuit against cruise company. The 850 French passengers, which included the families of three people who died of the virus on the ship, filed 180 complaints, including manslaughter, their lawyer confirmed.

Aυγούστου / 2020

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