New Orleans chef-restaurateur Susan Spicer of Bayona has filed a federal lawsuit against BP and other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. As Reuters reports, Spicer expects her business will lose money because of decreased tourism as a result of the spill and its damage to local fisheries. Much of her French Quarter restaurant's business revolves around Louisiana seafood "as well as the chain of delivery of that resource from the initial harvester (be it fisherman, oyster grower or shrimper)," wrote her lawyer in the filed complaint.
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