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Mediation fails to settle Florida cruise lawsuit

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As you may recall, Florida Governor RonDeSantis sued the CDC regarding shutting down cruises. https://www.thecruisegenius.com/florida-sues-federal-government-to-allow-cruises-to-resume/  The lawsuit moved to mediation and now news reports are stating mediation has failed to settle the Florid cruise lawsuit.

ClickOrlando.com is reporting, “ORLANDO, Fla. – Mediation has failed to settle the case between the state of Florida and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the reopening of the cruise industry.

Taryn Fenske, communications director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, issued a statement Thursday, saying the state filed a response to the CDC’s request for more time to relitigate the case.

“After more than a week of good-faith negotiations by the State of Florida in mediation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), after Florida sued the CDC to overturn the agencies unlawful No Sail Order, the CDC continues to impose ridiculous, unlawful regulations that targets a single industry by imposing vaccine requirements – something no other business or industry must do. These requirements not only discriminate against one industry, but children, families, and small businesses. Despite Florida’s sincere efforts to reach a compromise, the United States District Court declared an impasse.”

It’s not known when District Court Judge Steven D. Merryday will announce the next step in the case.

DeSantis later addressed the stalemate at a news conference in South Florida.

“I’ve been fighting for this for nine months,” DeSantis said in Key Biscayne. “Under current Florida law, (cruise lines) are absolutely able to do it. They all have operations to be able to handle (reopening). I can tell you I’ve spoken with executives on almost all the major cruise lines, (and) they’re ready to go.”


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