NEW ORLEANS – An Alabama boat manufacturer is suing BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Co. over allegations it lost profits because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Kern Martin Services Inc. filed a complaint on May 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Co. alleging that they violated the Oil Pollution Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it has suffered economic injury and/or damages for lost profits and impairment of earning capacity due to the decline in demand for its products and/or services after the Deepwater Horizon spill. The suit states it submitted a claim to the Deepwater Horizon Economic & Property Damage Claims Center in 2012. The plaintiff holds BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Co. responsible because the plaintiff's claim has not been compensated.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks economic, compensatory and punitive damages, plus interest, attorneys’ fees, litigation costs and all further relief as the court deems just and appropriate. It is represented by Allison W. Smalley, Robert T. Cunningham, Steven L. Nicholas and Stephen C. Olen of Cunningham Bounds LLC in Mobile, Alabama.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:17-cv-05364