As the search continues for those still missing from the wreck of the Costa Concordia, CNN.com reports that a class-action lawsuit will be filed by an Italian consumer group.
According to the article, the Italian group named Codacons along with 2 U.S. law firms will file the suit in Miami against Costa and its parent company, Carnival Corp. The suit is open to all passengers, regardless of their nationality.
The goal of the suit is to get compensation for passengers for all damages. An estimate of the amount a passenger could receive is $160,000.
Impacts to the environment are also being tracked. Kitchen and engine oil have leaked from the ship, but booms have been put in place to stop the spread of pollutants such as oil, detergents and sewage chemicals. So far, Costa Cruise is being cooperative and proving responsible.
We’ll continue to monitor this story.