The case didn't involve British Petroleum . . . but you kind of feel it really did involve BP. It should concern the "beyond petroleum" company. At least.
The Supreme Court of Florida held last week that commercial fisherpeople stated statutory and common law claims against a company that spilled phosphates into Tampa Bay six years ago. Curd v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, No. SC08-1920 (Fla. June 17, 2010).
The Court rejected the notion that anglers couldn't recover due to the fact they don't own Tampa Bay. Or the fish.
BP spilled huge amounts of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Some of it will end up in Florida waters. Therefore Socrates is mortal.
And so is BP.