In his Admiralty Law column, James E. Mercante, a partner at Rubin, Fiorella & Friedman, writes that in any Costa Concordia cases filed here, a court will evaluate fundamental fairness by reference to the flag of the ship, the nationality of the ship's officers, the ports of departure and arrival, accident location, and the operator's principal place of business, and these all point to Italy.
Italy Cruise Ship Lawsuits Unlikely to Survive
New York Law Journal
January 18, 2013
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