11th Circuit Affirms Ruling Compelling Arbitration Of Cruise Worker's Claims

ATLANTA - The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 12 rejected a cruise line worker's arguments that an arbitration clause in his employment contract was invalid as against public policy, affirming a Florida federal court's decision to compel arbitration of his injury-related claims against a cruise line (Kenneth Fernandes v. Carnival Corporation, d.b.a. Carnival Cruise Lines, No. 09-15675, 11th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 14270).

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