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Cruise Line Settles Crew Class Suit Over Wages, Repatriation

Sept. 14, 2020, 8:17 PM

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line will pay $875,000 to end a proposed class suit alleging it held hundreds of crewmembers “hostage” by forcing them to remain aboard its ships without pay during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a preliminary approval motion filed in Florida federal court.

The proposed deal would first pay out attorneys’ fees and expenses of up to 30% of the total, up to $5,000 in incentive awards for class representatives, and unknown administrative costs. The class, which includes fewer than 300 members, would then divvy up the remaining funds.

Class member payments would decrease pro-rata, however, if the...

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