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On Friday the South Florida legal world was stunned to learn that accused cruise ship sexual assault perpetrator Oliver Lovatt rejected a plea deal which would have significantly reduced his potential jail time. Lovatt is facing serious charges stemming from allegations that he sexually assaulted a boy aboard a Disney cruise ship earlier this year.
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Several weeks ago we blogged about a former Disney Cruise Line worker who was arrested and charged with sexually molesting a 10-year-old boy who was in his care while he worked on the ship. At a court hearing on Friday, the alleged perpetrator rejected a plea deal, setting up a potential court battle with high stakes.
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A cruise ship passenger died on Thursday after falling from a cruise ship in Norway the day before.
Foxnews.com reports that the 40-something-year-old woman fell from the MS Finnmarken cruise ship on Wednesday as the ship was en route to Ålesund. Norwegian authorities deployed “all available resources” in the search for the woman, including a rescue helicopter, FoxNews.com reports.
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For decades Floridians have been prevented from collecting certain damages from medical malpractice claims. The situation came to a head earlier this month when the state's 2nd District Court of Appeal urged the state's Supreme Court to reevaluate a state law prohibiting adults from suing for non-economic damages when their parents die as a result of medical malpractice.
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The Maryland State Police Department (MPD) came to the aid of a sick cruise ship passenger on Tuesday, performing a medical evacuation of the victim from the ship and transporting her to a local hospital.
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The family of a toddler who was killed in a cruise ship accident over the summer is lamenting a decision by Puerto Rican authorities to charge her grandfather with the girl’s death.
As we blogged yesterday, Salvatore "Sam" Anello is set…Read Full Post
Over the summer the nation was gripped by the tragedy of an Indiana family who lost their 18-month old daughter and sister when the toddler fell to her death from a cruise ship. The girl, Chloe Wiegand, was with her grandfather when she fell. He had been holding her up to a widow on the ship when she fell from his arms to the deck below, some 11 stories.
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Several days after a young cruise ship passenger mysteriously died while sailing on an MSC cruise itinerary in Italy, authorities have yet to fully disclose the illness that killed the boy.
The 12-year-old child became ill while sailing in Italy aboard the MSC Divina. MSC spokesperson Robin Roothans indicated that the family sought medical treatment…Read Full Post
The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for a man who went missing from a cruise ship on Thursday night.
Carnival says that the 26-year-old man apparently jumped from his cabin room aboard the Carnival Dream ship as it sailed on a 4-day itinerary to Cozumel. ABC13.com reports that the Coast Guard search covered…Read Full Post
It seems like every couple of weeks another person is lost at sea from a cruise ship. Both passengers and crew members alike have fallen from cruise ships at an alarming rate in recent months, and today yet another cruise ship overboard was reported.
ABC13.com reports that the U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who fell overboard from the Carnival Dream at about 8:45 p.m. Thursday night as the ship left Galveston…Read Full Post