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Louisiana ex rel. Guste v. M/V Testbank

Citation: 12 ELR 20379
No. Nos. 80-2738 et al., 524 F. Supp. 1170/16 ERC 1724/(E.D. La., 10/28/1981)

The court rules that among a group of plaintiffs seeking to recover in maritime tort for indirect economic losses resulting from the closure of portions of Louisiana waterways to navigation and commercial fishing due to defendants' spill of toxic chemicals, only commercial fishermen who routinely operated in the closed areas can maintain an acti...

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