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Dalton v. Princess Cruise Line, Ltd.


Cruise Line Liability. Dalton v. Princess Cruise Line, Ltd. (U.S. District Court – Central District of California):  On March 13, 2020, two former passengers brought a negligence action against Princess Cruise Line, claiming it should have taken greater precautions to keep its passengers safe from COVID-19. The couple embarked on a cruise on Grand Princess ship in late February, which later docked off the coast of California when other passengers tested positive for COVID-19. In their complaint, they allege that Princess was negligent because it operated the cruise even though it knew two passengers on a prior Grand Princess cruise had COVID-19 symptoms and that there were dozens of carry-over passengers. Princess allegedly failed to warn the couple or implement COVID-19 screening.

View all cases in the Judicial Trends in Public Health – April 2, 2020.