Scenic to appeal ruling
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”.