Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Group Announces
Louisiana Shrimpers, Fishermen, Sport Fishing
and Seafood Processing Companies File Class
Action Lawsuit for Losses from BP Oil Disaster
May 04, 2010 04:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW ORLEANS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Group announces that Louisiana
shrimpers, fishermen, charter boat captains, and seafood processing companies today filed a class action lawsuit on
behalf of themselves and other Louisiana residents and businesses that have suffered economic losses caused by the
Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Defendants named in the complaint include BP, PLC, and BP America, Inc., which
owns the oil well, Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc., which leases the Deepwater Horizon oil rig to BP,
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., which was engaged in cementing operations at the well, and Cameron
International Corporation, which supplied the blowout preventer valves for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that have
failed to activate.
"We hope the leak is stopped promptly. However, the wellhead has not been capped and oil continues to flow
unabated into the Gulf waters," stated Randall A. Smith of Smith & Fawer, L.L.C., located in New Orleans,
Louisiana. "This unprecedented economic and ecological disaster, the complaint charges, was the result of negligence
by BP and the other corporations involved in drilling at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. They failed to take
appropriate measures to prevent damage to the Gulf Coast’s marine and coastal environments."
"As the oil continues to make landfall along the Gulf Coast, it will cause severe damage to the delicate wetlands and
intertidal zones that line the coast of Louisiana, destroying the habitats where fish, shellfish, and crustaceans breed,
spawn, and mature," commented Dawn M. Barrios of the New Orleans, Louisiana law firm of Barrios, Kingsdorf &
Casteix, LLP. "The oil spill and resulting contamination threatens the livelihoods of thousands of individuals and
businesses who cannot use the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana’s shore to work and to earn a living."
The complaint, entitled T&D Fishery, LLC, et al. v. BP, PLC, et al., was filed in the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana. A copy of the complaint is available at
Legal Resources For Victims of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster
The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster poses a severe threat to the economic welfare of the Gulf Coast, including:
l companies and individuals involved in the commercial fishing, oyster and shrimping industries;
l companies and individuals involved in the wholesale seafood processing and packaging industry;
l dock and marina owners and operators;
l commercial and private boat owners;
l property owners and developers; and
l city, parish, and state public agencies and governments.
The lawyers of Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Group possess the expertise and financial resources to investigate the case
thoroughly and hold BP and the other defendants accountable for this horrible disaster.
If you have been adversely impacted by the oil spill, please visit www.gulfoilspilllitigationgroup.com to learn more
about your legal rights and to submit a complaint. A lawyer from the Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Group will review your
claim without charge or obligation.
About the Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Group
The Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Group consists of prominent lawyers from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and
Tennessee with extensive experience in environmental contamination litigation, including cases arising out of
Hurricane Katrina and the TVA coal ash sludge disaster. Members of the litigation group have successfully
prosecuted cases against many of the world’s most powerful corporations.
Adding to the resources of these lawyers is the national plaintiffs law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein,
LLP, with offices in Nashville, New York, and San Francisco. The National Law Journal has recognized Lieff
Cabraser for the past seven consecutive years as one of the nation’s top plaintiffs law firms. Lieff Cabraser has
played a significant role in achieving settlements and verdicts valued at more than $62 billion, including against Exxon
on behalf of thousands of fisherman, landowners, and others whose livelihoods were gravely harmed by the Exxon
Valdez oil disaster.
Learn more about the Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Group at www.gulfoilspilllitigationgroup.com
Smith & Fawer, L.L.C.
Randall A. Smith, 504-525-2200
Zach Butterworth, 504-525-2200
Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP
Dawn M. Barrios, 504-524-3300
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Steven E. Fineman, 212-355-9500