Webster company named in Deepwater explosion suit
Companies in Webster and River Oaks are being sued by an attorney from Marshall after, he says, the contamination of Florida’s beaches, caused by the Deepwater explosion, damaged business opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico.
QMCD and David Carlile filed a lawsuit on Feb. 10 in the Harris County District Court against BP Exploration and Production Inc., BP America Inc. in Webster, MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC in River Oaks, Transocean Holdings in River Oaks and Halliburton Energy Services, among others, alleging negligence, wantonness and nuisance.
The plaintiffs say that the largest oil spill in U.S. history, resulting from the Deepwater Horizon explosion, has contaminated Florida’s beaches, negatively affecting the plaintiffs’ business opportunities in the area.
According to the brief, the oil spill, caused by the defendants’ negligence, has limited the plaintiffs’ ability to rent their properties on or near the Gulf because of public fears concerning the toxic effects of the spill.
The plaintiffs are seeking actual, compensatory and punitive damages. They are being represented in the cases by Marshall attorney Bruce Craig.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-08753.
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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