You knew it was going to happen. The growing oil spill in the gulf has spawned a number of lawsuits against BP. One class action lawsuit, on behalf of eight Panhandle fishermen and seafood restaurants, is suing the oil company and Transocean, which managed the Deepwater Horizon rig.
Fun fact: One of the attorneys listed on the suit works at Maddox Horne law firm in Tallahassee, home of Scott Maddox, the leading Democratic candidate for Agriculture Commissioner. He’s not listed personally, but Maddox’s views on the oil spill are well known.
From the suit: "The oil slick has caused and will continue to cause harmful effects to Florida’s and the United States’ marine and coastal environments, and their contiguous environs, which will severely impact activities Plaintiffs and all others similarly situated rely on for income, such as, but not limited to, commercial fishing, seafood processing, distribution and consumption, and tourism and tourism related activities."