6.01 In January, 2012, the passenger ship Costa Concordia sunk close to the Italian island Giglio in the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the 40,000 passengers from different European Union Member States were saved. A few days later, Italian and German consumer organizations and American law firms started ambulance chasing in order to convince the survivors that the payments of €11,000 offered by the Italian ship-owner (for personal fears and the tremendous loss of their holiday expectations) could be considerably surpassed by a class action in Miami. The lawyers...
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