The Costa Concordia: A legal life jacket to avoid drowning in international water
The civil lawsuits spawned in the aftermath of a tragedy like the Costa Concordia present a plethora of legal questions. Where should plaintiffs bring suit against the company? What law will prevail? What principles of liability will apply to the actions of the crew? What damages can be expected by those whose lives were threatened, who were injured, or suffered death? This article will address these questions, taking into consideration US, Italian, and EU law as well as relevant international treaties.