Legal News

$21.5 Million Verdict against Holland America Thrown Out
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Holland America

Summary: A federal judge threw out a jury verdict awarded to a man injured aboard the cruise lines ship after new evidence suggests he has tampered with evidence and faked his symptoms.

A $21.5 million jury verdict has been tossed by a federal judge. The lawsuit by an Illinois man that suffered an injury while on a Holland America around-the-world cruise four years ago was dismissed after new evidence came forward against the legitimacy of the man’s injury.


Feces Covered Cruise Ship “Triumph” Limps into Port

The former assistant of James R. Hausman came forward with testimony that he deleted emails that would have hurt his case. This was enough for U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein to order a new trial. Holland America presented evidence that Hausman fabricated evidence about his injury, tampered with evidence about his injury, deleted emails, and hid the amount of alcohol he routinely consumed. He is accused of lying, witness tampering, destroying evidence, and suborning perjury but he claims his former assistant is only trying to get back at him for being fired.

Cruise Ship Passengers Robbed in Mexico

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Hausman claimed that he suffered a brain injury after running into a sliding-glass door on the cruise ship. He was still able to complete the cruise but claims he suffers from memory loss, seizures, and vertigo. His assistant also testified that he is faking some of his symptoms, was told to lie about his marriage, and told to delete emails. She elaborates by claiming that Hausman spent a lot of time “researching seizures and watching Internet videos of people having seizures.”

Carnival Fails Again: Another Ship Crippled and Covered in Crap

The initial lawsuit included $16.5 million in punitive damages and $5 million for past and future pain, suffering, and emotional distress. A new trial date has not yet been set.






Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Rafael

J Supple Law, PC is a litigation law firm specializing in defending liability claims against all asp...

Apply now

Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel


Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Evaluating issues an...

Apply now

Associate Attorney


The Stroud and Ludwig Law Firm, formally TravisStroudLaw Firm, is looking for an Associate Attorney....

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-NV-Las Vegas

Description Our private law practice is seeking an associate lawyer for our litigation department...

Apply now




Search Now

Real Estate Closings and Matrimonial Law Associate Attorney

USA-NY-Garden City

Garden City office of our client seeks associate attorney with 5+ years of experience in real estate...

Apply Now

Family Law Attorney

USA-AR-North Little Rock

North Little Rock office of our client seeks lawyer with family law experience.

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney


Seattle office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks litigation associate attorney with...

Apply Now


To Top