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Category: Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury Law

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Arbitration Clause Found Unenforceable for American Crewmember’s Personal Injury Claim

September 3, 2013 Cruise Arbitration Lawyer

More and more courts are finding cruise line’s personal injury arbitration agreements unenforceable when it comes to American crewmembers. The latest case comes from the Middle District of Florida wherein an American ice skater employed by Royal Caribbean Cruises was injured while performing aboard the Voyager of the Seas off […]

Cruise Injury Attorney Richard Rusak Wins Case at Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal

December 24, 2012 Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury Law

Brais law’s cruise injury attorney Richard Rusak recently won a case before Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal. The case involved a Honduran crewmember who worked as a cabin steward aboard a Carnival Cruise Line ship. Being a cabin steward, the crewmember was required to clean dozens of cabins, including […]

Brais Law Defeats Carnival Cruise Lines’ Attempt to Force a Crewmember to Arbitrate His Personal Injury Claim

August 26, 2012 Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury Law

The issue of whether arbitration provisions pertaining to cruise line seaman personal injury claims has been a hotly litigated issue over the past seven years. Nearly every major line today inserts arbitration provisions into their seafarer’s contracts or collective barging agreements. Along with arbitration provisions, the lines include foreign choice […]