Woman sues cruise line for going 'too fast'

Ruth Doherty

An Indiana woman is suing Carnival Cruise Lines after claiming the ship was going 'too fast'.

Doris Beard sued Carnival claiming 'due to the speed of the ship I became very sick, my body swayed terrible on the ship I had bleeding, which I had not has [sic] in three years. The ship was moving so fast everyone on board became sick, even the workers,' according to a court document.

Carnival called for the case to be dismissed, arguing the venue for the suit should be changed to Florida where the cruise line is based.

The cruise line's motion was denied by a small claims court in Lake County, Indiana. But the Indiana Court of Appeals said this week the small claims court "erred," and has reversed the decision.

It is not stated in the court document which ship Doris was on, or where it was travelling.

The amount she is seeking was also not specified.

As well asking for the case to be moved, the cruise line has also argued Beard's claim was not filed within the one-year statute of limitations in the cruise contract.

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