Survivors of the ill fated Costa Concordia cruise liner that sank earlier last month are suing the owner of the wrecked ship for $460 million, according to a lawyer representing the people. The lawsuit was brought about nearly two weeks after the liner crashed, killing 17 passengers. 16 others are still missing, but presumed dead.
Mitchell Proner of New York based Proner & Proner is representing nearly 500 passengers, along with a coalition of international lawyers, which he recently spoke about.
“They must be held responsible for what they did. They intentionally put the passengers at risk. We believe we can win in Florida and we are going to go forward, forward, forward without fear until they don't know what hit them … sort of like the Concordia.”
The company orginally offered passengers $14,460 for lost luggage and trauma, which Proner called "insulting."