30% Off Your Next Shipwreck

The horrific death and mayhem in the Costa Concordia cruiseship  disaster continues to disgust the world. The outrage over the captain's obvious swaggering incompetence is made small by the hubris of his employers this week.

The owners of the Costa Concordia, operated by Costa Cruises Carnival Lines are making an offer they think victims can't refuse.

Costa spokesman confirmed "the company is not only going to refund everybody but they will offer a 30% discount on future cruises if they want to stay loyal to the company." Oh joy!

The company is also calling passengers in an attempt to assess the level of anxiety, trauma, and intent to sue them. Jennifer Wild, a consultant clinical psychologist at Oxford University, said repeatedly asking victims if they were having nightmares breached guidelines on treating people after disasters.

Victims lawyers in the US and Italy have joined in a class action lawsuit filed in Miami this week that may exceed $100 million. You be the judge and jury on this one.