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Investigation considers Costa corporate responsibility in Concordia wreck

Investigation considers Costa corporate responsibility in Concordia wreck
Costa Crociere is being investigated for possible violations of Italy’s corporate administrative responsibility law related to the Costa Concordia capsize, the company said Thursday.

Codacons, an Italian consumer group, claimed credit for the prosecutor’s decision to look into alleged failings by Costa that may have contributed to the grounding off Giglio where 32 people died.

This is ‘an important decision’ because it paves the way for possible compensation for the participants in the group’s class action lawsuit against Costa’s parent, Carnival Corp., in the United States, Codacons president Carlo Rienzi said. He added this could increase the chance for a higher payout for the plaintiffs.

For its part, Costa is ‘confident it will be able to demonstrate its full compliance with the existing law and states its full trust in the magistrates,’ the company said in a statement.