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A Closer Look (Cruise Ships and The Law) #187179

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 14, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The admission by Carnival Cruise Lines that its employees have been accused of sexual assault 62 times reported.

(Miami: Ron Claiborne) The question of law on the high seas examined in light of the Carnival Cruise case. [Plaintiff's attorney Gary FOX - says Carnival tried to cover up.] [Maritime law professor Bob JARVIS - says employees are often shipped home.] [Former Carnival Cruise security chief Charles HARRIS - describes how complainants are treated.] [Carnival Cruise attorney Curtis MASE - responds.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The difficulties in trying to police ships at sea outlined.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) How cruise ship companies avoid United States corporate income taxes by registering the ships in countries with no corporate taxes examined; examples cited of profits versus taxes. [Tax law professor Elena MARTY-NELSON - comments.] [International Council of Cruise Lines Cindy COLENDA - defends the cruise industry.] [Representative Peter DeFAZIO - says the industry is unaccountable.]

Claiborne, Ron;
Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Lisa

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