4 Seek Victim Status To Review Carnival Pollution Settlement
Four people who say they were harmed by pollution from Carnival Corp. cruise ships are seeking status as victims with rights to review a recent settlement.
Three Alaskans and one Bahamian have asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to grant them status under the federal Crime Victims' Rights Act. A Miami federal judge earlier this month rejected their claim before approving a settlement between Carnival and the Justice Department that included a $20 million penalty.
Carnival's CEO admitted in court the world's largest cruise line had violated probation terms from a 2016 criminal settlement over pollution that included a $40 million fine.
The four people who filed Monday's appeal say they should have the right to review and participate in this newest settlement, which they consider flawed.