Nightly News   |  January 27, 2012

Costa Concordia passengers offered $14k

The company that owns the Costa Concordia is offering $14,000 to cover the cost of cruise tickets and travel expenses but many passengers have declined the deal. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the company that owns the costa concordia is looking to cut a deal with passengers who were forced to abandon ship before it capsized off the coast of italy, looking to lessen the wave of class action lawsuits that are likely headed its way, the company is offering passengers a $14,000 settlement rye now, in addition to a refund plus travel expenses . as you can imagine, a lot of passengers decided to take a pass on accepting the deal.