Monday, 31 December 2012

Cruise Dancer Can't Sue Over Amputation Mishap

Courthouse News Service: (CN) - A Canadian dancer whose toes were amputated after an accident aboard the cruise ship where he was working must arbitrate his claims, a federal judge ruled.
Anthony Yuzwa, a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, worked for the Burlington School of Dance, appeared on Canadian television and had entertained passengers aboard cruise lines traveling the world over.
While performing on the M/V Oosterdam in March 2012, however, a stage lift allegedly collapsed and crushed his right foot, resulting in the amputation of two of his toes and parts of others.
Yuzwa filed a federal complaint against the owners of the Dutch ship in Los Angeles, seeking damages under maritime law from Stiletto Entertainment, Stiletto Television and HAL Maritime, which he improperly identified in his complaint as Holland America Line.

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