Appeals Court Leaves Medical Damages for Cruise Injuries to Juries
Reviewing a question for the first time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit puts its faith in juries when it comes to deciding medical damages for cruise injuries.
Juries rather than judges have the power to set medical damages for injuries on cruise ships, a federal appeals court ruled in a well-traveled case against Carnival Corp.
In a question of first impression under maritime law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected the trial judge’s application of a bright-line rule limiting medical damages to the amount paid by an insurer.
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