Lawyer Jay Wingate agreed Thursday to drop out of 77 shipboard injury cases after Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines claimed his firm paid a cruise employee for inside information, including the amount of money the cruise operator was willing to pay to settle cases. Wingate vigorously denied the claims at a hearing and said dropping out of the cases was not an admission of wrongdoing. But the convoluted legal saga has not ended with Wingate's withdrawal from the cases.
Embattled Law Firm Withdraws From Cruise Injury Cases
Daily Business Review
January 25, 2008