Gulf Oil Spill Litigation

Gulf Oil Spill Litigation

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With the explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, and the resultant oil spill – now estimated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to be leaking thousands of barrels of oil a day – businesses and individuals all along the Gulf Coast are being impacted by the threat this environmental disaster poses to our communities’ economic and ecological health. The lawyers at Lovelace Law Firm stand ready to assist Gulf Coast businesses and residents with their legal claims for damages from what could be the largest oil spill on record in U.S. waters. If you, your business, or your loved ones have been negatively impacted by the actions of British Petroleum, or Transocean, LTD, the firms that operated the offshore oil rig that exploded and sank on April 20, please contact us. We have extensive experience in product liability, consumer protection and environmental contamination litigation. We have the resources and the experience to fight for justice on behalf of Gulf Coast residents – both business owners and individuals – who have been harmed by the Gulf Coast oil spill. Contact us today to discuss your legal rights.

Victims of the oil spill may include:

  • Companies and individuals involved in the seafood processing/packaging industry;
  • Dock and Marina owners/operators;
  • Commercial and private boat owners;
  • Waterfront property owners and restaurants;
  • City, County or State governments.
  • Damages related to this disaster may include real or personal property damages; loss of profits and earning capacity; loss of subsistence use of natural resources; increased costs of public services; and, loss of government revenue.

    The Lovelace Law Firm filed a class action complaint in the Northern District of Florida, Panama City Division, on behalf of Florida shrimpers, charter sportsfishing operators, wholesale seafood companies and other Florida 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. The complaint alleges that the economic and ecological disaster unfolding on the Gulf Coast was due to negligence by BP and the other corporations involved in drilling at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, and that these companies failed to take appropriate measures to prevent damage to the Gulf Coast’s marine and coastal environments. To read the complaint click here.

    To view the Coast Guard Sector Mobile Area Contingency Plan, visit: www.ocean.floridamarine.org/ACP/MOBACP/StartHere.html

    For further information, the Joint Information Center has established a web site for updates at: www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com.

    Sky Truth is monitoring the growing oil spill using NASA/MODIS satellite imagery and publishing daily reports, visit : www.skytruth.org.

    University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, is tracking the spill at www.optics.marine.usf.edu/events/GOM_rigfire/.