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Suez Ship’s Owner Braces for ‘Thousands’ of Legal Claims

  • Vessel owner gets court proceedings put on hold for two months
  • Ship blocked Suez Canal, disrupted global trade for days
The Ever Given container ship departs the Suez Canal in Egypt, on July 7.
The Ever Given container ship departs the Suez Canal in Egypt, on July 7.Photographer: Islam Safwat/Bloomberg
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The owner of the Ever Given, the cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week, hampering global trade and roiling markets, expects to be hit with “many hundreds or thousands” of legal claims.