The families of passengers on board two cruise ships who died of COVID-19 have filed the first wrongful death lawsuits against Princess Cruise Lines.

In separate lawsuits filed on Wednesday, the wife of Michael Dorety, a resident of Crowley, Texas, who was on board the Grand Princess, and the wife and daughter of Chang Chen, a 64-year-old resident of Los Angeles and passenger of the Ruby Princess, alleged that Princess Cruise Lines’ gross negligence caused their deaths from COVID-19.

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