Another oil-spill lawsuit filed

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Published: May 13,2010

Tags: charter boats, commercial fishing, lawsuit, oil spill

GULFPORT — The owner of a fishing boat and a charter boat captain that operate in the Gulf of Mexico have filed a lawsuit against BP America for damages sustained from the BP oil spill, according to Hagens Berman, a Seattle-based class action law firm representing the Gulf fishing industry.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, accuses BP and other oil drilling companies of damaging property and natural fishing resources, effectively bankrupting the local fishing industry.

“This environmental disaster has turned into a financial disaster for fisherman that own and operate chartered boats in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman. “You just don’t go deep sea fishing in waters saturated with crude oil.”

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