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Date: 09-12-2023

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Randy Torao v. Virgin Cruises Intermediate Limited Inc., et al.

Case Number: 1:23-cv-21138

Judge: Beth Bloom

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Miami-Dade County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: David Markel, Pola Garcia, Phil Gerson, Nick Gerson, and Ed Schwartz

Defendant's Attorney: Charlotte Zubizarreia and Elisha Sullivan

Description: Miami, Florida admiralty personal injury lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendants on negligence theories..

This is a maritime personal injury action wherein Torrao alleges he slipped, fell, and injured himself while descending a staircase aboard the Scarlet Lady. See, e.g., ECF No. [1] ¶¶ 1720; see also id. ¶ 6 (“The events and injuries alleged . . . occurred on navigable waters, while the passenger cruise vessel ‘SCARLET LADY' operated by the Defendants was at sea. The events and injuries alleged . . . arose from acts or omissions connected to a traditional maritime activity, the operation of a passenger cruise vessel.”). Torrao asserts the following four Counts: Negligent Maintenance (against Defendant Virgin Cruises Intermediate Limited, Inc. (“VCIL”)) (Count I), Negligent Failure to Warn (against VCIL) (Count II), Negligent Maintenance (against V Cruises US LLC (“V Cruises”)) (Count III), and Negligent Failure to Warn (against V Cruises) (Count IV). Id. ¶¶ 12-59.

Outcome: 09/12/2023 25 NOTICE of Settlement by Virgin Cruises Intermediate Limited Inc. (Zubizarreta, Charlotte) (Entered: 09/12/2023)
09/12/2023 26 ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE. Signed by Judge Beth Bloom on 9/12/2023. See attached document for full details. (nwn) (Entered: 09/12/2023)

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