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Cruise Passengers Withdraw Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean

After a number cruisers had their Royal Caribbean cruise canceled due to COVID-19, they filed a lawsuit against the cruise line for monetary damages.

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Now, the plaintiffs have withdrawn their lawsuit and voluntarily dismissed their amended complaint.

Plaintiffs’ dismissal came after Royal Caribbean filed a motion to dismiss the class action complaint, arguing primarily that the Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction pursuant to a class action waiver located in Plaintiffs’ cruise ticket contracts.

Royal Caribbean also argued that the amended complaint should be dismissed because it offered refunds to all of the group passengers that requested one, and that at least one of the Plaintiffs actually accepted and deposited the full refund.

“We are pleased that the Plaintiffs saw the merit to the arguments we raised in our motion and chose to withdraw their claims,” said David M. Levine, lead trial counsel and founding partner of Sanchez Fischer Levine, LLP, the Miami-based law firm representing Royal Caribbean in this matter. “Often times these matters linger far longer than they should, costing all parties substantial resources. We are happy that we were able to resolve this case relatively quickly for our client.”

The matter was pending before Judge Ursula Ungaro in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.

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