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Mon December 2, 2013

Trial Delayed In Ala. Suit Over 2009 Piracy Case

An Alabama judge has delayed the trial over a lawsuit filed after Somalian pirates took over a U.S. cargo ship in 2009.
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An Alabama judge has delayed the trial over a lawsuit filed after Somalian pirates took over a U.S. cargo ship in 2009.

A civil lawsuit filed by crew members from the Maersk Alabama was set to go to court Monday in Mobile.

But court officials say the lawsuit is now headed to mediation and could end without a full-blown trial before jurors.

Crew members are suing Maersk Line Ltd. and the Mobile-based Waterman Steamship Corp. over the 2009 pirate attack that was dramatized in the recent movie "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks.

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