IB Members Rivkind, McGill Speak to CBS, NYT on Cruise Ship Tragedy

As news builds each day on the wreck of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Tuscany, Italy, new details are emerging. From lackluster training to potential legal ramifications, the aftermath of this tragedy is still unfolding.

Here, two Injury Board members — Brett Rivkind and Gerry McGill — talk about safety regulations, industry standards and what’s to come now that an Italian consumer and environmental group, Codacons, has announced that it is preparing a class-action lawsuit and that more than 70 passengers onboard the cruise ship have already signed on as plaintiffs.

Brett Rivkind on CBS News:

Gerry McGill in the New York Times:

Looking for expert analysis on the legal ramifications the cruise ship wreck may bring, the New York Times contacted McGill, an admiralty lawyer in Pensacola, Florida, who explained that, “The issues in the case could be shaped by the highly restrictive terms of the contract that every passenger gets with his or her ticket.”

For more on McGill’s thoughts and to read the entire article, click here.

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