We’ve all heard of the hot coffee on the “lap” story. Now companies have to put warnings on scissors that you are not advised to run with them. These stupid waste-of-time lawsuits cost the average cruiser money. The settlements are passed on to us.
Check this one: Norwegian Cruise Line is being sued for $75,000. Why? A kid got hit in the head on the shuffleboard court. Seems a fellow player swung one (why are you swinging a shuffle board stick?). Whack. Hey, it must be NCL’s fault! He should be sued for being an idiot.
Clearly the fitness dept was at fault. They certainly displayed gross negligence in causing injuries and failure to uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. That was the essence of the claim by the boy’s parents. The ship should have posted that a hazardous condition exists around the shuffleboard court. Spare me.
The parents further state that NCL didn’t provide adequate supervision to those playing shuffleboard. Come on. You want a lifeguard watching ping-pong, too? How about a guy at the slot machines to make sure people don’t suffer wrist or elbow injuries.
In addition to the money, they want all medical expenses, legal fees and all other relief the court deems just.
Besides the stupidity of this, we know that NCL will settle out of court, rather than run it legally. WAY cheaper to get off for $75K ++ than the lawyer fees.
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