MIAMI, FL – Alters Law Firm, P.A. today announced the firm has filed a class action complaint, in the Northern District of Florida Federal Court, against BP P.L.C., BP Products North America, Inc., BP America, Inc., Transocean, LTD., Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc., Transocean Deepwater, Inc., Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., and Cameron International Corporation. The lawsuit is on behalf of Water Street Seafood, Inc., Greg Abrams Seafood, Inc., Blue Parrot Oceanfront Caf, Inc., Tarpon Dock Seafood Market, G.A. Fish, Inc., WJ2 L.L.C., SGI Rentals, Inc., Steve Lima a/k/a Captain Shelley Seafood, and John “Stan” Grant, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated.
Each plaintiff stands to be severely impacted or outright bankrupted by the catastrophic oil spill resulting from the Deepwater Horizon incident. The likelihood of a timely clean up that could save the fishing industry, commercial seafood industry, tourist-related places of business and those individuals who make their livelihood from Florida’s “Coastal Zone”, seems impossible, as oil spills into the Gulf at more than 200,000 gallons‐per‐day. The impact to Flor’idas coastal residents is yet to be determined. This crisis has already shut down coastal fishing and cost the lives of at least 11 people.
“This catastrophe could amount to the largest loss of business and marine life in this country’s history,” said Jeremy Alters, Alters Law Firm’s founder and managing partner and plaintiff’s attorney. “This disaster will be felt for generations to come as we are only witnessing the preliminary fallout from the massive oil slick and slow moving containment plan,” he continued.
Alters Law Firm brings more than 100 years of combined experience in civil trial law and appellate practice to the high profile cases it selectively handles in Florida, the United States and Globally. As a result, the nationally known trial team has successfully tried hundreds of cases and obtained numerous multi‐million dollar settlements and jury verdicts. Not only does Alters Law Firm have the vast experience in litigating against the largest international corporations, but also has the necessary resources to aggressively and relentlessly fight for its clients in cases involving the most catastrophic disasters. Alters Law Firm is currently litigating class‐actions in Chinese drywall, bank overdraft, and citrus canker.