Some New Orleans real
estate and landowners are suing BP Exploration and Production Inc. over damages
they believe were inflicted to their respective properties by the explosion of
the Deep Water Horizon oil rig.
Andrea Bucaro, Marlene
Durel, Lalla Bossetta Real Estate LLC and Lalla Real Estate LLC filed a lawsuit
June 8 in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana against BP Exploration & Production Inc., BP America Co. and Transocean Ltd., claiming economic loss from the
explosion that occurred in April 2010, resulting in an oil spill and related
occurrences including the cleanup efforts.
In the lawsuit, Andrea
Bucaro claims the damage from the explosion and spill reduced her Lakeshore
Drive home from an Oct. 3, 2006, appraisal of $3.15 million to a $1.2 million sale price on Aug.
25, 2010. Durel, owner
of a waterfront property located at Pass Chef Menteur, claims
more than $130,000 worth of damages from the explosion, spill and cleanup efforts.
Bucaro is seeking
$1.95 million, Durel is seeking $134,400 in property damages and Lalla
Bossetta Real Estate LLC is claiming an economic loss in the amount of $56,310
to $123,901.80 from the explosion, oil spill and cleanup efforts. They are represented by New
Orleans-based attorney Ann B. Steinhardt.
U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:15-cv-01970-CJB-SS