By Birmingham Business Journal

A Montgomery law firm has filed a lawsuit against BP, Halliburton and Cameron International for a commercial landowner in Baldwin County.

Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis and Miles PC filed the suit on behalf of James E. Fisher and Kate C. Fisher, who own commercially zoned land in Baldwin County, according to a press release.

According to Beasley Allen, the Fishers have incurred damages to their property, earning capacity, business income and use of natural resources due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

⿿Falling real estate values are just one more consequence of this environmental disaster,⿝ said Rhon Jones, head of Beasley Allen⿿s Environmental Law section. ⿿People who have purchased property as an investment, or who are simply trying to sell their home will be negatively affected by this oil spill. Even property that is not Gulf-front is impacted by the perception that the entire Gulf Coast has been ruined.⿝

Beasley Allen has filed several lawsuits in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. They filed a class action lawsuit in April to recoup losses for individuals and business owners on the Gulf Coast. They also filed a lawsuit in June on behalf of scuba company Adventure Sports II and cases for a commercial fisherman and fishing deckhand who work in the Gulfâ¿¿s waters.

BP has set up a $20 billion compensation fund to cover claims from individuals and businesses impacted by the oil spill that has leaked oil into the Gulf of Mexico and reached the shoreline.

To read more Birmingham Business Journal coverage of the Gulf oil spill, click here.

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