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Former cruise line executive says Virgin stole his cruise business idea
Former cruise line executive says Virgin stole his cruise business idea

A former cruise industry executive has sued Richard Branson's Virgin Group, claiming Virgin stole his idea and business plan for a new cruise line based out of Miami. Colin Veitch, a former chief executive at Norwegian Cruise Lines, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Miami, asking for unspecified damages and demanding that Branson's company cease from moving ahead with the launch of Virgin Cruises. In December, Virgin revealed plans to launch Virgin Cruises, naming Tom McAlpin, a former president at Disney Cruise Line, to be chief executive. No launch date was announced. The 209-page suit includes documents that, according to Veitch, show that he reached an agreement...

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