No. 01-4101.

314 F.3d 125 (2002)

Christian Joseph Gibbs, an infant by his Guardian ad Litem Suzanne Gibbs; Suzanne Gibbs; Richard Gibbs, Individually v. CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES; Carnival Corporation; ABC Companies 1-10, (said names being fictitious as their identities are presently unknown); John Does 1-10, (said names being fictitious as their identities are presently unknown) Christian Joseph Gibbs; Suzanne Gibbs; Richard Gibbs, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Filed December 20, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joanne Sorrentino (Argued), Robert Francis Gold, Gold and Albanese, Morristown, NJ, for Appellants.

Michael E. Unger (Argued), Pamela A. Whipple, Freehill, Hogan & Mahar, Jersey City, NJ, for Appellee.

Before BECKER, Chief Judge, ROTH and ROSENN, Circuit Judges.


BECKER, Chief Judge.

46 U.S.C. § 183b, a statute that regulates the contractual limitations on time for passengers to bring a lawsuit against maritime carriers, provides that carriers may not impose time-bars of less than one year. This minimum one year time-bar is tolled, however, for injured minors pursuant to § 183b(c); in such cases, the clock starts ticking only when the minor...

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