BP, MOEX, Halliburton sued over declining fish populations in Gulf
Numerous fisheries are suing Halliburton Energy Services, BP and MOEX Offshore over claims the businesses lost profits as a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Oak Island Seafood, Baytown Seafood Restaurant and many others, filed a lawsuit Oct. 3 in the Harris County District Court against BP, with an office in Memorial; Halliburton Energy; Transocean Deepwater; MOEX Offshore, of River Oaks' and others; citing negligence, gross negligence and products liability.
The plaintiffs say that the Deepwater Horizon explosion that occurred April 20, 2010, which caused the largest oil spill in U.S. history, prevented commercial fishing in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, a once-abundant source of blue crab, shrimp, red snapper, grouper and more.
The oil spill, caused by the defendants’ negligence, has negatively impacted the plaintiffs’ businesses, causing increased operating expenses and lost profits.
The plaintiffs are seeking damages, punitive damages and court costs. They are being represented in the case by Houston attorneys John Vong and Cuong Le.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-59377.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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