Lawyer to passengers: No jury cares that you had to eat pop-tarts on a cruise ship.

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    Plaintiffs’ Lawyer to Splendor Passengers: Don’t Bother Suing - Law Blog - WSJ

    Plaintiff's lawyer tells whiny passengers to STFU

     
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    plus if you read the papers you sign to go on the cruise....they are pretty much sue proof...you give up all legals rights....
     
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    Some pundits in California think that the contracts on those tickets are unconstitutional. Since the entire travel industry has vetted those contracts, I think they will probably hold up. They have been doing so for years, take a look at the terms on the back of a Western Union form sometime.
     
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    California and pundits. Two words that don't belong in the same sentence.
     
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    "Unconstitutional"? In what way. They might be illegal. They might be adhesion contracts (which I think is what you are referring to). But cruise ship lines are private industry, not the government. Last time I looked, the Constitution protects citizens from governmental abuses. Abuses at the hands of private individuals or private companies can be redressed, but only through the court system and on legal grounds, as opposed to Constitutional grounds.

    BTW - did you get my PM on the Chinese Laundry case? Get back to me on it.
     
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    Correctamundo. And never get sick while on a cruise either.

    Almost all cruise ships are registered to foreign countries - Libya, Nigeria, etc. That's no accident. If you want to sue a cruise line, you must bring your suit in the country where the cruise ship is registered. Want to go to Nigeria to take advantage of their "courts" over there to maintain your suit? Of course not - as the cruise lines well know.

    Any consideration you get from a cruise line and/or its personnel is based solely on business considerations - nothing else. They know damn well they are pretty suit secure.

    Don't ever get sick on a cruise ship. And ladies - don't get raped by a ship employee either, at least now while the ship is on the high seas.
     
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    Sorry, i wasn't paying enough attention to what they were actually saying. It was a local news broadcast, and i was too busy scoffing and ridiculing the entire notion with my friends to actually pay attention. I do know they were thinking specifically about the California constitution, not the US. Sorry I cannot be more specific.
     
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    Madeline will explode in righteous fury when she reads this thread.
     
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    Why? Have any Muslims been abused? Was Palin on the cruise? If not, then no.
     
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