As alleged in a new lawsuit filed by Lieff Cabraser on behalf of over 2,800 passengers who traveled onboard Carnival & Princess Cruise Lines Grand Princess cruise from San Francisco to Mexico in February 2020, Carnival and Princess knowingly allowed potentially infected individuals on the Mexico cruise to share confined space with other passengers, casually and callously exposing all passengers to serious illness from COVID-19. At least 100 of the passengers have tested positive for COVID-19, and two died after disembarking. FOX40-TV Sacramento features a report on the lawsuit, including an interview with Lieff Cabraser partner Mark P. Chalos, a lead attorney on the case.
“We want Carnival and Princess to be held accountable for the harm that they caused to their passengers,” noted Chalos. “Carnival failed to protect its passengers. Instead of taking appropriate action, they chose to try to convey to their passengers that everything was fine, that everything was normal.”
About Mark Chalos
The managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, Mark Chalos represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries and families whose loved ones died due to the negligence or misconduct of others. Mark represents counties and cities across the U.S., as well as Native American tribes and health organizations, in the national opioids litigation. He is serving as part of the national case leadership in these cases, including preparing bellwether cases for trial.
Mr. Chalos has tried cases to juries and judges around the country. He serves in the leadership of numerous class actions and multidistrict litigations. He is an adjunct professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School, is a frequent speaker at legal seminars nationwide on a variety of civil litigation topics, and is regularly cited by top-tier media outlets.