Heather Morris v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. – Continued

Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A

February 07, 2012

Heather Morris v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. – Continued

Order on Motion to Dismiss

This Order from the Federal Court in the Southern District of Florida denies Defendant Royal Caribbean’s motion to dismiss the Plaintiff’s claim under a theory of strict products liability. The Plaintiff was injured while riding Royal Caribbean’s Flow Rider, a surfing simulator onboard the Oasis of the Seas.The Plaintiff claimed that since Royal Caribbean had modified its Flow Rider to fit on the Oasis of the Seas, Royal could be held liable as if it were a manufacturer of the product.Royal Caribbean Argued that it could not be held liable under a theory of products liability. In this Order, the court has sided with the Plaintiff’s argument and denied Royal Caribbean’s motion to dismiss.

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