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March 10, 2012

Ramiz Golshani, boyfriend of missing woman, Fariba Amani, has broken his silence about her...

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February 26, 2012

A recent report from local Tampa Bay channel 8, has revealed that Princess cruise lines has given a refund to some passengers which were stricken with Norovirus, and gave nothing to others. About a month ago a group of over 300 passengers, and 30 crew, were stricken with Norovirus while sailing on Princess Cruise Line’s “Crown Princess.”

The stories from the ship were horrid, including passengers violently vomiting and being quarantined to their rooms to prevent the spread of the disease. The quarantined passengers missed much of the fun, including eating at the nightly dinners, and seeing the on board shows. Despite not being...

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February 13, 2012

It has been 1 month since the Costa Concordia disaster struck, and still there are more questions than answers.  For authorities, the questions center on who is really to blame for the disaster, the cruise line, the captain, or both.  But for families of 15 people still missing from the cruise, the questions center around if they will ever see their missing loved ones again.

The 15 missing passengers, including 2 Americans, are all presumed...

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January 10, 2012

After a recent incident in which a 15 year old girl was allegedly raped by a fellow teen and and adult man, many are asking if there are any curfew standards aboard cruise ships.  The reason for this is because the girl is reported to have left the a teen dance area of the ship at 1.45am with her alleged attackers.  Many wonder why she was allowed to be out until that time while underage.

CruiseCritic.com has contacted some of the major cruise lines to see what their curfew policies are.  Here is a re-print of their findings:

What we learned is that there is no industry standard for teen curfews, leaving much of...

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January 08, 2012

We at Hickey Law Firm often recommed our clients, friends, and familile s to stay away from cruising all together.  We have seen just too many cases of negligence, sexual assault, rape. and unsanitary situations to honestly recommend a cruise vacation to anyone.  But, people continue to cruise, with last year seeing Americans tak about 10 million cruises.  Because of this, we are going to point out some of the most common mistakes people make when crusising.  Hopefully this will help you and your family avoid some costly mistakes.

This list is a continuation of our list from yesterday.  Here you will find tips number  7- 9

7...

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January 07, 2012

We at Hickey Law Firm often recommed our clients, friends, and familile s to stay away from cruising all together.  We have seen just too many cases of negligence, sexual assault, rape. and unsanitary situations to honestly recommend a cruise vacation to anyone.  But, people continue to cruise, with last year seeing Americans tak about 10 million cruises.  Because of this, we are going to point out some of the most common mistakes people make when crusising.  Hopefully this will help you and your family avoid some costly mistakes.

This list is a continuation of our list from yesterday.  Here you will find tips number 4 – 6

4...

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January 06, 2012

We at Hickey Law Firm often recommed our clients, friends, and familile s to stay away from cruising all together.  We have seen just too many cases of negligence, sexual assault, rape. and unsanitary situations to honestly recommend a cruise vacation to anyone.  But, people continue to cruise, with last year seeing Americans tak about 10 million cruises.  Because of this, we are going to point out some of the most common mistakes people make when crusising.  Hopefully this will help you and your family avoid some costly mistakes.

1.  Forgetting to make a packeing list BEFORE the cruise.   Purchasing extras aboard a cruise ship can...

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October 08, 2011

The next story in our series this week will be that of Janet Kelly.  As can be seen from our first two stories, there is no typical cruise ship sexual assault or rape case.  Every case is individual, involving real people.

Janet Kelly decided to take a “healing” cruise in the winter of 2000, after having lost her 18 year old daughter and having helped her husband through recovery from and open heart surgery.  Taking a four day cruise with a few neighbors, she felt it may be exactly what she needed to recharge her batteries.

On the last night of the cruise Janet was drugged by one of the cruise ship’s bartenders.  He...

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October 07, 2011

This week we are focusing on victims of sexual assault on cruise ships. We are covering their stories as told in their words.  The reason for this is because it is important that people know what sexual assault looks like.  It is important that cruise goers do not have a preconceived notion of how and when these horrible assaults can happen, because, as seen in our first report yesterday, even 60 feet underwater is not off-limits for a sexual predator.  Today, we will look at the case of Deborah Shaffer and her daughter.

Deborah’s story is interesting because she was not the victim of the sexual assault, or the perpetrator.  When...

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October 03, 2011

A Mount Prospect man already accused of molesting two 15-year-old boys in Buffalo Grove is facing new charges alleging he assaulted one of those teens at his home.

Herbert M. Burgess Jr., 57, of the 2300 block of South Lexington Drive, was arrested by Mount Prospect police last week on eight felony charges, including aggravated criminal sexual abuse, sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual assault, sexual assault, and unlawful restraint.

Burgess, who already was in custody at the Lake County jail on $500,000 bond, appeared Sept. 28 before Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta, who set his bond in the new case at $750,000....

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