Scenic to ap­peal rul­ing

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

SCENIC will ap­peal the de­ci­sion handed down by the NSW Supreme Court on a class ac­tion against the com­pany ( CW Break­ing News Thu).

The case stems from pas­sen­gers who were un­happy with Scenic and Ev­er­green Tours’ al­ter­na­tive ar­range­ments and com­pen­sa­tion fol­low­ing the Euro­pean floods dur­ing Apr and May in 2013.

The rul­ing de­ter­mined the lead plain­tiff, David Moore, was en­ti­tled to a 100% re­fund of what he paid for the cruise and $2,000 in dam­ages.

Somerville Le­gal, rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the plain­tiff, said the judge in­di­cated the de­ci­sion would ap­ply to 10 out of the 13 cruises which were in­volved.

This would po­ten­tially pave the way for pay­ment to more than 1,000 af­fected pas­sen­gers.

Scenic dis­puted Somerville’s widely re­ported es­ti­mate that it faced costs of up $14 mil­lion, la­belled it as “pre­ma­ture” and noted “not all cruises were af­fected in the same way”.

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