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Because most of the cruise ship accident cases have to be filed in Federal Court in Florida, the typical time frame is 18 months to 24 months. That’s not a rule of admiralty or maritime law, that is what we call a local track 1 or track 2 or track 3 management type of scenario where the court determines how complex the case is, and then sets a particular time frame to get the case resolved and going forward to trial. The dockets in Florida are crowded, the judges have tons of cases on their dockets. Typically they set up a time frame that runs between 12 months and 36 months to resolve a case depending upon its complexity.