BP Owes Fishermen For Decontamination Downtime: Suit

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 9:04 PM EST) -- About 500 fishermen who loaned their boats to help clean the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill launched a breach of contract suit Tuesday accusing two BP PLC subsidiaries and others in Louisiana of failing to pay for the inactive time before the boats were decontaminated.

The shrimpers, crabbers and oystermen who participated in BP's Vessels of Opportunity program accused the defendants of violating their master vessel charter agreements by failing to decontaminate the boats in a timely manner just a week after 71 boat...
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