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SC high court dismisses some claims in cruise suit

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has dismissed several claims in a lawsuit brought against Carnival cruise lines concerning Charleston's year-round cruise industry.

But the justices want to hear more from attorneys before ruling on whether the cruises are a public nuisance.

Preservation groups, environmentalists and neighborhood residents sued, saying the cruises are a nuisance causing congestion and pollution.

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