New Orleans chef sues BP over decimated seafood

06/29/2010 | NYTimes.com

New Orleans chef Susan Spicer doesn't want to get rich from her lawsuit against oil giant BP, she says. Instead, the owner of Bayona seeks to enlist her peers in a class-action lawsuit as a way to protect both the reputations and the livelihoods of the area's seafood restaurants. Since the spill, supply has been decimated, prices have shot up and customers are wary of eating the seafood for fear of contamination. "We are already seeing casualties right and left, human [casualties], business casualties, cultural casualties," she said.

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