Digital News Report – Lawsuits from victims of the Gulf oil spill lawsuit are starting to spring-up across the country. The law offices of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein has filed suit against BP Plc late Tuesday in Nashville’s U.S. District Court.
Besides BP, the firm is suing other companies involved in the disaster. According to one report they are seeking out “thousands” of Tennessee residents who own vacation or investment properties along the Gulf Coast.
The Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Group has a team of attorneys in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee to help those affected by the oil spill. The group of lawyers is representing individuals, businesses affected. They say the spill has damaged the wetlands and tidal areas destroying fish, shellfish, and crustacean habitats.
Earlier in the week an Alabama federal judge denied BP Plc’s request to stay one of more than 130 lawsuits. These lawsuits have been filed by fishermen, property owners and coastal businesses seeking damages.
The judge ruled that a stay “under these circumstances would not rescue defendants from material hardship or the risk of inconsistent adjudications, after all, they must answer the complaint anyway.”
By: Tina Brown