Commercial fishermen don't show "cancelations." That would be a charter boat.jim t (21/05/2010)So lets say Capt Ahab made $10,000 in 2007, 11,000 in 2008, and 12000 in 2009.
He was on pace to make $12000 plus this year until a month ago. Instead looking to the future he only makes $8000 in 2010.
Does he have a claim? Even if NO oil washes up on the beach? Sure he can show cancellations for last month, this month, maybe next month if NO oil washes up. He can show bookings in the past years for July through December, but they don't happen this year at the same rate...
At what point does BP owe a guy for FUTURE losses even if there is NO damage?
You are on a jury.
What's your decision?