Cruise Line Says COVID-19 Lawsuit Must be Litigated in Italy
June 29, 2020
MIAMI — Costa Crociere S.P.A. and Costa Cruise Lines Inc. have moved to dismiss a proposed class action accusing them of concealing an outbreak of COVID-19 on their cruise ship from passengers and failing to prevent the virus from spreading, arguing that the case should be litigated in Italy.
In a June 25 motion to dismiss filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the cruise line contends the plaintiff agreed to a binding forum selection clause requiring that he litigate the dispute in Genoa, Italy.
“Federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit, …