COSTA CONCORDIA CASE: what compensation for all passengers rejected by Miami court?

 

cropped-costa-concordia1 ABOUT US: our lawyer Avv. Massimiliano Gabrielli is a representative member and spokesman for the pool “justice for Concordia” (www.giustiziaperlaconcordia.wordpress.com), and along with 20 other Italian law firms we represent approximately 100 passengers of the wrecked ship to the island of Giglio on January 13 two years ago.

THE MIAMI MESS: Given that it is almost certain that the court in Miami will not accept the jurisdiction in this case, most clients of codacons and other foreign law firms would now need to file their claim for all suffered consequeces i.e personal injury, material damages, compensation for ruined vacation, compensation for lost property /personal effects, expenses and transportation damages in font the competent Italian court in accordance with Italian national law and court legal practice, and/or settle the claim amicably (out of the court settlement) that is the primarily goal of all our clients.

THE CRIME CASE AGAINST SCHETTINO: We have filed ​​as a civil party in the crime case which is being celebrated in Grosseto and in which, at present the only defendant is the captain Francesco Schettino, a request for compensation and punitive damages asking from 500.000,00 to 1 milion of euro for each passenger. In the process we asked to call the Costa Crociere company as a civil responsible for the compensations, against which we have also requested a seizure of a ship, and at the moment the court has accepted the call of the company in that processual role, so now every possible compensation liquidated for damages by the court of Grosseto at the end of the process, will be provided and paid for by Costa Cruises

Of course we are aware of the enormous extent of the requests in regard of ordinary damages claimed by the passengers, but the component of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the strong request for punitive damages based on the U.S. model, it gives us confident hope that courts may award compensation ​​well above the ordinary table values..

ABOUT TERMS: The problem for new clients is that the terms to file as civil party in criminal proceedings are already closed, at least at the present time in the case against Schettino. But we still have a second chance.

In fact, as all the other officers and managers of the company have chosen to negotiate the penalty and got a plea bargain, we have strongly objected to the slight degree of punishment and then we forced the public opinion and got the attorney general of Florence to appeal to the Supreme Court of Rome against the judgment of plea bargaining made in Grosseto. The court session will take place at the end of this month.

If the Supreme Court of Cassation upholds the appeal, then all officers and managers of the company would be returned in front of another judge in Grosseto, and in that case we will have the extension of the deadline for other clients to constitute ourselves as a civil party in this second section of the case criminal charges against these other defendants.

ABOUT ALTERNATIVE CHOICE: in parallel to the above-mentioned initiative in the criminal process, which we strongly believe to be the leading choice and best way to get fast and adequate compensation for the damage, we are pursuing a civil mediation with the Carnival Company and we are collecting subscriptions for a civil class action to be launched in Genoa, home of Costa Crociere, as soon as we reached the number of 100 additional subscriptions to the case.

ABOUT COSTS AND FEES, without advances and any repayments in favor of the lawyer in the event of failure to success, we operate in percentage contingency fee agreement with all our patients to the extent of 35% of everything that we can recover and get as compensation for the damage from the process and / or the negotiations that, in any case, we are carrying out with the Costa cruises company, as we keep the media pressure on the ship malfunctions and and awareness of the practice on the bows carried by their captains.

In considering the proposal and the percentage that require identical to that required by U.S. law firms, we always emphasize to our customers that the costs of the criminal proceedings in Italy are huge, both for living expenses and tax stamps, both for travel duties with hundreds of hearings on average 2 times a week from 09 to 06 pm, in which no doubt the lawyers of “Justice for the Concordia” have turned out to be leaders of all hearings and procedural steps to protect passengers, and finally consider that our work and our actions are of exceptional quality and thickness, as has been done in collaboration between over 20 law firms in major Italian cities, each specializing in various fields such as in the case of stress disorder, punitive damages and criminal implications to appeal the plea bargain.

We also have some other collaboration agreements with law firms in London and a law firm in the United States to represent our clients in common. The agreement in this case is to split the 50 % share of the contingency fee agreement (35% of the compensation granted by the client) between the two firms, both Italian and foreign.

The only costs that are directly incurred by the customer are for the medical report on PTSD , but only in case there is not already a relationship coroner very well made. Although we strongly recommend to use our consultant (primary university professor who has followed international cases of PTSD as Chernobyl, etc.) that granted (given the very high number of patients that we assist) to carry out their role with only 500 Euros per passenger.

We hope we have provided all the information needed for you, and we invite you to participate in the SIT-IN passengers that we organized in Grosseto on the occasion of the second anniversary of the shipwreck, Monday, January 13, 2014, which is crucial to keep the pressure on the Costa and force them to a more appropriate negotiation .

WE REMAIN AT YOUR FULL DISPOSAL, FOR ANY OTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US

 

cropped-costa-concordia1 ABOUT US: our lawyer Avv. Massimiliano Gabrielli is a representative member and spokesman for the pool “justice for Concordia” (www.giustiziaperlaconcordia.wordpress.com), and along with 20 other Italian law firms we represent approximately 100 passengers of the wrecked ship to the island of Giglio on January 13 two years ago.

THE MIAMI MESS: Given that it is almost certain that the court in Miami will not accept the jurisdiction in this case, most clients of codacons and other foreign law firms would now need to file their claim for all suffered consequeces i.e personal injury, material damages, compensation for ruined vacation, compensation for lost property /personal effects, expenses and transportation damages in font the competent Italian court in accordance with Italian national law and court legal practice, and/or settle the claim amicably (out of the court settlement) that is the primarily goal of all our clients.

THE CRIME CASE AGAINST SCHETTINO: We have filed ​​as a civil party in the crime case which is being celebrated in Grosseto and in which, at present the only defendant is the captain Francesco Schettino, a request for compensation and punitive damages asking from 500.000,00 to 1 milion of euro for each passenger. In the process we asked to call the Costa Crociere company as a civil responsible for the compensations, against which we have also requested a seizure of a ship, and at the moment the court has accepted the call of the company in that processual role, so now every possible compensation liquidated for damages by the court of Grosseto at the end of the process, will be provided and paid for by Costa Cruises. Of course we are aware of the enormous extent of the requests in regard of ordinary damages claimed by the passengers, but the component of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the strong request for punitive damages based on the U.S. model, it gives us confident hope that courts may award compensation ​​well above the ordinary table values.

ABOUT TERMS: The problem for new clients is that the terms to file as civil party in criminal proceedings are already closed, at least at the present time in the case against Schettino. But we still have a second chance.

In fact, as all the other officers and managers of the company have chosen to negotiate the penalty and got a plea bargain, we have strongly objected to the slight degree of punishment and then we forced the public opinion and got the attorney general of Florence to appeal to the Supreme Court of Rome against the judgment of plea bargaining made in Grosseto. The court session will take place at the end of this month.

If the Supreme Court of Cassation upholds the appeal, then all officers and managers of the company would be returned in front of another judge in Grosseto, and in that case we will have the extension of the deadline for other clients to constitute ourselves as a civil party in this second section of the case criminal charges against these other defendants.

ABOUT ALTERNATIVE CHOICE: in parallel to the above-mentioned initiative in the criminal process, which we strongly believe to be the leading choice and best way to get fast and adequate compensation for the damage, we are pursuing a civil mediation with the Carnival Company and we are collecting subscriptions for a civil class action to be launched in Genoa, home of Costa Crociere, as soon as we reached the number of 100 additional subscriptions to the case.

ABOUT COSTS AND FEES, without advances and any repayments in favor of the lawyer in the event of failure to success, we operate in percentage contingency fee agreement with all our patients to the extent of 35% of everything that we can recover and get as compensation for the damage from the process and / or the negotiations that, in any case, we are carrying out with the Costa cruises company, as we keep the media pressure on the ship malfunctions and and awareness of the practice on the bows carried by their captains.

In considering the proposal and the percentage that require identical to that required by U.S. law firms, we always emphasize to our customers that the costs of the criminal proceedings in Italy are huge, both for living expenses and tax stamps, both for travel duties with hundreds of hearings on average 2 times a week from 09 to 06 pm, in which no doubt the lawyers of “Justice for the Concordia” have turned out to be leaders of all hearings and procedural steps to protect passengers, and finally consider that our work and our actions are of exceptional quality and thickness, as has been done in collaboration between over 20 law firms in major Italian cities, each specializing in various fields such as in the case of stress disorder, punitive damages and criminal implications to appeal the plea bargain.

We also have some other collaboration agreements with law firms in London and a law firm in the United States to represent our clients in common. The agreement in this case is to split the 50 % share of the contingency fee agreement (35% of the compensation granted by the client) between the two firms, both Italian and foreign, The only costs that are directly incurred by the customer are for the medical report on PTSD , but only in case there is not already a relationship coroner very well made. Although we strongly recommend to use our consultant (primary university professor who has followed international cases of PTSD as Chernobyl, etc. . ) that granted (given the very high number of patients that we assist) to carry out their role with only 500 Euros per passenger

We hope we have provided all the information needed for you, and we invite you to participate in the SIT-IN passengers that we organized in Grosseto on the occasion of the second anniversary of the shipwreck, Monday, January 13, 2014, which is crucial to keep the pressure on the French and force them to a negotiation more appropriate.

WE REMAIN AT YOUR FULL DISPOSAL, FOR ANY OTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US

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