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Old 06-07-2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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Very interesting. Take a look.

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NCL found not guilty in Norwegian Dawn case (06/07/2007)
Travel Weekly, by Johanna Jainchill

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Miami jury found Norwegian Cruise Line not guilty in a case stemming from the April 10, 2005 sailing on the Norwegian Dawn, when a rogue wave hit the ship on its return from the Bahamas to New York, NCL said.


"We are pleased with the jury's thoughtful and reasoned decision," said Colin Veitch, president and CEO of NCL Corp. in a statement. "We have always maintained that this lawsuit existed only in the minds of the plaintiffs' lawyers and this verdict confirms our belief."

The plaintiffs alleged that NCL had intentionally steered into a storm in order to arrive in New York at a certain time to begin filming an episode of "The Apprentice" TV show. It then encountered high seas and a 70-foot rogue wave that caused damage to several cabins and minor injuries to four passengers...
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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I'm glad. That was nothing but greedy lawyers looking for 5 min of fame.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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I'm glad. That was nothing but greedy lawyers looking for 5 min of fame.
they'd forego the fame if they could've gotten their share of a hefty settlement.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:06 AM   #4
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I am so glad they didn't get anything out of this. I am sick of greedy lawyers and people who will sue for any reason.
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I am so glad they didn't get anything out of this. I am sick of greedy lawyers and people who will sue for any reason.
I'm going to have my lawyer sue you for slander!!!

I have to agree wholeheartedly. People seem to think that someone has to be to blame for everything that goes wrong in life. And if you can affix blame then you can affix damages. Sometimes things happen that no one could reasonably foresee and/or prevent and we just have to understand that it was an accident.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:52 PM   #6
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Ah yes,

Let us revel in our liberty to critcize attorneys without fear. Because as we all know, criticism of each profession is well tolerated on this board.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:08 PM   #7
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After reading what happened during the particular cruise in question, I can see how passengers could come to the conclusion that NCL deliberately went into the storm. While I think the jury was correct in their conclusion, I don't think the case was without merit.

I also think that many people in this country are too quick to jump on the bones of the "greedy lawyers."

Yes there are "greedy" people who are attorneys, just like we find in most every profession. There are cases brought without merit. There are attorneys with no scruples. It is my belief, knowing a great many attorneys, that the vast majority of attorneys in this country are very bright, hard working, honorable men and women, who often come to our rescue in times of our troubles. I'm willing to bet that many who would jump on the "bash the attorneys" bandwagon, would be the first to want those same attorneys to be fighting for them, with everything they had, when they're in trouble.
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Blame Shakespeare ("First, let's kill all the lawyers..."), he started it.

As a profession, most lawyers are not greedy, limelight seeking turds. But as is typical, you'll hear about the sensationalistic ones and never about the lawyers who are strapped with over $100,000 in student loans yet still do pro bono and/or legal aide work all of the time.

My 17 year old just decided 2 weeks ago that she might want to pursue pre-law in college ... I would've gone pre-law (and law school) if I could have taken only constitutional law classes (I didn't want to bother with tort/contract law, etc.).
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Okay, I stuck my foot in my mouth. I am so sorry and do not mean to offend anyone. I know and respect several lawyers in my town. I certainly do not like people suing for a reason such as a rogue wave. The cruise line has no control over that.
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To the extent possible, I take back my little shot over the cyber-bow.

I must concur with the last several posts. I know some very excellent attorneys, and I know some attorneys whose ethics could use an overhaul.
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