New Orleans chef Susan Spicer sues BP

June 30th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New Orleans, Jun 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A prominent chef based at New Orleans - Susan Spicer has sued BP for damages.

Susan Spicer is the owner of a famous restaurant ‘Bayona’. She is suing BP, on behalf of several other restaurants and other seafood players.

Spicer filed the suit on Friday, in a federal court in New Orleans. The suit is seeking a class action status for Bayona and other restaurants and other players in the seafood industry, who have been affected by the BP spill.

The spill has seriously damaged tourism at the Gulf. “Much of plaintiff’s business is based on the unique quality of Louisiana seafood, as well as the chain of delivery of that resource from the initial harvester (be it fisherman, oyster grower or shrimper). Because this chain of delivery cannot be maintained, plaintiff’s business has been, and continues to be, materially damaged,” according to Serena Pollack, who is Susan’s lawyer.

BP declined to comment on the suit, saying the company does not comment on litigation. BP has faced more than 250 lawsuits, since the spill and the company has announced that since the beginning of the spill, the company has spent more than $2 billion to fix the leak.

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