Blaming Schettino for an obviously avoidable disaster is the common thread for all the pending legal cases so far, but strategies are vastly different. Italian lawyer Giulia Bongiorno is representing around 50 survivors who will file a civil suit against both Schettino and Costa Crociere in Italy and who are asking for around $150,000 apiece. Dutch lawyer Sander Lang is planning to file a similar suit in Italy for 12 Dutch passengers. Other lawyers argue the captain can’t be sued personally because he has no means to pay compensation and that a class-action suit is not the best option.
10 februari 2012
The Daily Beast: Who is Accountable for the Shipwreck?
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