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Grand Celebration Ship Employment Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action against Classica Cruise Operator, Ltd. and Paradise Cruise Line Operator, Ltd., Inc., claiming that they did not keep their agreements with their crews when Covid-19 stopped cruise ships from sailing. The complaint alleged that employment contracts required that required the cruise lines pay two months of wages or Basic Pay Severance when contracts were terminated, but that the lines did not pay severance or wages due for some work done at the cruise lines’ direction.

Docket Number:

20-cv-23223

Company: Paradise Cruise Line Operator, Ltd., Inc.

Filing Deadline: May 6, 2021

Class Period: March 18, 2020 to August 20, 2020

Objection Deadline: April 12, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: April 12, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: May 12, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

Presumably the cruise lines’ records will be used for verification.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you were a seafarer-employee who was physically present on the Grand Celebration for at least one day between March 18, 2020 and August 20, 2020, and (1) you were terminated, so that severance was due under your employment contract, and/or (2) you were employed and performed a designated job at the cruise lines’ request.

“Seafarer-employees" do not include deck and engine employees and independent contractors or the cruise lines’ corporate officers or directors.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Two types of benefits are available. Type 1: Payment for two months of crew member wages at the rate of pay in your contract of employment in effect as of March 18, 2020. Type 2: Minimum payment of $1,000 for any and all work performed on the vessel during the claims period.

Total Settlement Amount: $875,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Lipcon Margulies Alsina & Winkleman PA
Moskowitz Law Firm PLLC

Claim Form: Grand Celebration Ship Employment Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Janicijevic v. Classica Cruise Operator, Ltd., et al.

Settlement Website: Grand Celebration Ship Employment Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Unknown

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Janicijevic v. Classica Cruise Operator Settlement Administrator
2045 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 163
Miami, Florida 33137
USA
1-800-838-2759
settlementadministrator@celebrationsettlement.com

Tags: Employment Arrangements, Not Paid for All Hours Worked, Severance Agreement