Mikal Watts has filed a lawsuit against Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. for its “lackadaisical approach” to ensuring the safety of its passengers of the ship quarantined over COVID-19 off the coast of California.

The suit is the first filed against Princess Cruise Lines by a plaintiffs firm other than Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers in Plantation, Florida, which brought four cases last week on behalf of other passengers on the ship, the Grand Princess, where 21 people tested positive for the coronavirus. As in those cases, the complaint filed by Watts, of Watts Guerra in San Antonio, alleges Princess Cruise Lines made an “extreme departure of what a reasonably careful cruise line would do,” particularly given the quarantine of a previous voyage quarantined off the coast of Japan that led to 700 cases of coronavirus.

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