Quality Seafood Company is a named plaintiff representing the putative class of seafood companies and commercial fishers in a class action lawsuit against Amplify Energy in connection with the October 1, 2021 oil spill off of the coast of Huntington Beach, California. To date, at least 144,000 gallons of crude oil have been dispersed over 8,320 acres from the spill which has been classified as an “environmental catastrophe.” The complaint claims that the Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act provides for strict liability for Defendant’s ultra-hazardous activities. Plaintiffs are seeking injunctive relief, damages, and restitution to themselves and other class members.
[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "Seafood Companies and Fishers Seek Damages Following Amplify Energy Oil Spill" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 108.]