Renaissance Trustee Drops Suit

Cruise line can no longer attempt to recall commissions

Just a week before a trial was to begin, the trustee in the Renaissance Cruise Line bankruptcy case dropped his lawsuits against four ASTA members, according to ASTA. In dismissing his suits with prejudice against Brentwood Travel Service of St. Louis; Crossroads Travel of Olathe, Kan.; Destinations Unlimited of Florence, Ky.; and Duluth (Minn.) Travel Agency, the trustee no longer will attempt to recall any commissions these agencies were paid by Renaissance for selling cruises that did not sail because the cruise line ceased operations.

The four agencies were part of a class action brought by seven ASTA member agencies for the purpose of stopping the recall suits against agencies being sued on the same grounds. The four agencies were those remaining that had not previously settled. According to ASTA, the dismissal with prejudice bars the trustee from any further suit against these agencies on the same grounds.