The Ehline Law Firm APLC carved out its reputation as a leading consumer and travel safety cruise ship law practice in California. The firm’s leaders are not content to leave it at that. Michael Ehline, the firm’s founding partner, took his efforts to Washington to improve cruise safety nationwide. His struggles with industry experts and consumer rights groups establish a safer and better experience for all.
Ehline worked on this project for years. However, he is not finished. New legislation in Washington seeks needed to change. Much of the message is simple: allow cruise passengers the same rights as airplane passengers.
It seems simple, but the government is slow to adopt these changes. This slowness is especially the case due to heavy pressure from large cruise corporations. This legislation allows passengers to hold the cruise lines responsible for deaths at sea. Furthermore, it will enable passengers a chance to pursue fair compensation.
One of the leading victims’ rights groups, International Cruise Victims, fights its hardest. Michael Ehline is proud to compete with them. The ICV supports a bipartisan bill that strengthens safety laws. The Cruise Passenger Protection Act, or CPPA, as reported on FoxNews, goes a long way in the right direction. Many of these protections are common sense, including requiring cruise lines to notify the FBI within 4 hours of death. It also allows access to surveillance records for victims.
Michael Ehline is no stranger to reform efforts in DC. His years of experience there led to changes in the cruise ship industry. His partnership with ICV is one of his most significant accomplishments. “I am proud to be a persistent voice for victims,” Ehline said. “Our work isn’t finished, but this gives passengers and their loved ones vital rights.” A vote on the legislation is expected soon. Keep it posted here for more information.
Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.