MIAMI – A cruise ship passenger alleges he was injured after he slipped and fell near the food court on the ship.

John Dupuy filed a complaint on Feb. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against Celebrity Cruises Inc. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 9, 2015, while aboard on defendant's  cruise ship, he slipped and fell while walking on a slippery area near the food court. As a result, he alleges he suffered pain, loss of earnings and incurred medical expenses.

The plaintiff holds Celebrity Cruises Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to conduct routine inspections of the area, failed to warn passengers of wet or contaminated floor surface and failed to establish, implement and enforce policies and procedures regarding the proper maintenance of the area.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment of more than $75,000, exclusive of interest and costs. He is represented by Philip M. Gerson and Nicholas I. Gerson of Gerson and Schwartz, PA in Miami.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:17-cv-20617

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