The day that Florida restaurants and seafood suppliers sue BP for April’s Deep Horizon oil spill may come sooner than later thanks to New Orleans’ Chef Susan Spicer. Last Friday, Spicer sued BP in Louisiana Federal Court.
According to Zest: The Florida Foodie Insider’s Guide, Spicer’s attorney filed the lawsuit in New Orleans federal court asking the court to certify a class-action status for restaurants and seafood sellers who have suffered damages from the April 20 drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. The lawsuit is presumably also based on the deterioration of the tourist industry, which may account for a significant portion of her business as well as the loss of the ability to serve indigenous seafood that has either become unavailable or significantly more expensive.
For more information about the BP oil spill and how Florida residents, fisherman and restaurants are preserving their rights, contact The Florida Personal Injury law firm of Whittel & Melton at 1-866-608-5529 or online.