NEW ORLEANS – A Terrebonne Parish woman alleges that she has suffered economic damages as a direct result of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Anna Deroche filed a complaint on June 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against BP Exploration & Production Inc., Transocean LTD, Halliburton Energy Services Inc., et al. citing the Oil Pollution Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that as a result of the oil spill caused by defendants' on April 20, 2010, she has suffered economic injury, damages and/or losses in the form of lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
The plaintiff holds BP Exploration & Production Inc., Transocean LTD, Halliburton Energy Services Inc., et al. responsible because she submitted a claim to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and/or Deepwater Horizon Economic Claim Center and that the claim allegedly has not been denied or settled by the defendants within 90 days after presentation.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks economic, compensatory and punitive damages, plus interest, attorneys’ fees and costs and all further relief as the court deems just and appropriate. She is represented by David B. Franco of FrancoLaw PLLC in Houston and Damon J. Baldone of Damon J. Baldone & Associates APLC in Houma.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:17-cv-06038