Summary Box: $14,460 for a shipwreck

AP News
Posted: Jan 27, 2012 11:51 AM
Summary Box: $14,460 for a shipwreck

PAYBACK: Costa Crociere SpA offered uninjured passengers $14,460 apiece Friday to compensate them for lost baggage and the psychological trauma they suffered after their cruise ship ran aground and capsized off Tuscany.

NO DEAL: Some passengers are already refusing to accept the deal, saying they can't yet put a figure on the costs of the trauma they endured.

SEE YOU IN COURT: consumer groups have signed on as injured parties in the criminal case against the Concordia's captain, who is accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship before all those aboard were evacuated. one of Italy's best-known consumer groups has engaged two U.S. law firms to launch a class-action lawsuit against Costa and Carnival in Miami.