The SE Texas Record Feb. 18, 2016, 2:58pm


GALVESTON – Cruise passengers have filed a class-action suit against an engineering contractor alleging that it failed to eliminate the dangerous and uncomfortable conditions aboard the cruise ship.

Cynthia Davis, Cecilia Alvarez, Kathy Armstrong, Cheryl Bass, Lloyd Bass II, Lisa Benton, et al.,  filed a class-action lawsuit Feb. 9, in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Valsamis Inc., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between Feb. 7, 2013, and Feb. 11, 2013, they were exposed to extremely toxic, debilitating, deplorable, unsafe and unsanitary conditions, including a lack of power and air conditioning, lack of hot or running water and lack of working toilets after a fire on a cruise ship. The plaintiff holds Valsamis Inc. responsible because it allegedly failed to plan and perform proper maintenance on the vessel and its equipment.

The plaintiffs seek the following: compensation for physical and emotional injuries, exemplary damages, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, costs for this action and any further relief that are just and proper. They are represented by Francis I. Spagnoletti and David S. Toy of Spagnoletti & Co. in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 1:16-cv-20517

Organizations in this Story

Spagnoletti & Co.
401 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002

Valsamis, Inc.
5814 Northdale Street
Houston, TX 77087

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