Cy-Fair company named in Deepwater explosion suit
Commercial fishermen are suing a company with offices in River Oaks, Cy-Fair and Memorial, over the disastrous Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Commercial fisherman Oscar Bui, and others, filed a lawsuit on Jan. 26 in the Harris County District Court against BP America; Halliburton Energy Services Inc.; Cameron International Corp., with offices in River Oaks, Cy-Fair and Memorial; and others, alleging negligence.
The plaintiffs say that the Deep Water Horizon explosion, which caused the largest oil spill in U.S. history, has devastated the economic livelihoods of those who fish commercially in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the brief, Cameron was named specifically in the suit because it designed, manufactured and supplied the defective blowout preventer used to seal pipes, resulting in the uncontrolled release of oil into the Gulf.
The plaintiffs are seeking actual and punitive damages, as well as court costs. They are being represented in the case by Corpus Christi attorney Watts Craft.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-05188.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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