BP Settlement Claims

BCA is considered the world's expert on litigating BP and BP's corporate culture - a fact not missed by the media. Since 2007, Brent Coon and BCA have been quoted in more articles (national, regional and local) than any other lawyer or law firm in the country. Front page stories about Brent Coon and BCA have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and over 200 other periodicals and publications.

Since April of 2012, BCA has worked closely with the Plaintiff's Steering Committee on the BP Settlement and has not been at liberty to discuss the particulars, but our history and efforts in getting the story out to the public prior to the settlement talks can be seen in the articles below.

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BP Spill Workers Say Dispersant Made Them Sick

July 11, 2012, 2:16 pm

This is a compelling argument, because it is true: Corexit was listed as an approved dispersant, and it was what BP decided to use on the Gulf. The problem, though, is something we've covered here before: The federal government doesn't consider the human or environmental effects of the chemicals when approving them for the list.


Judge asked to sign off on BP oil spill settlement

April 19, 2012, 8:40 am

Originally posted by Cain Boudeau - AP - April 18, 2012

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP and attorneys for more than 100,000 people and businesses presented a federal judge Wednesday with a class-action settlement designed to resolve billions of dollars in claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

The London-based oil giant and the lawyers are asking U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans to give preliminary approval to the settlement agreement. The judge is scheduled to consider their request April 25.

 

 


BP, Plaintiff Lawyers Submit Proposed Spill Accord Terms

April 19, 2012, 8:37 am

Originally posted by Margaret Cronin Fisk, Jef Feeley and Dawn McCarty - Bloomberg - Apr 18, 2012

BP Plc (BP/) and lawyers suing the company over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill submitted their proposed settlement agreement to the judge overseeing the litigation.

Lawyers for both sides filed the accord today with U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans for preliminary approval. They asked Barbier to hold a Nov. 8 fairness hearing before final approval of the accord and to postpone any trial on liability until after the hearing. Barbier today set a hearing April 25 to consider the request for preliminary approval.

 


BP, some plaintiffs ask court to approve spill settlement

April 19, 2012, 8:32 am

Lawsuits between BP and thousands of plaintiffs claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill edged closer to resolution Wednesday as the parties filed a proposed class-action settlement in a New Orleans federal court.


A huge spill disaster and many smaller ones

April 11, 2012, 9:31 am

Helen Nguyen's personal picture of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster is not filled with leaping flames or miles of spilled oil.

It is a pile of dead crabs in her backyard, an indicator of the lost and damaged catch that destroyed her wholesale business, Independent Seafood, after the deadly well blowout and oil spill.


Investors appear confident in BP settlement figure

March 14, 2012, 10:22 am

Originally posted by Emily Pickrell - Houston Chroncle - March 13, 2012

BP's estimate that it will pay $7.8 billion to settle thousands of Gulf oil spill claims has reassured investors even as lawyers for plaintiffs emphasize that the figure may be low.


BP reaches $7.8-bn deal with victims of oil spill

March 6, 2012, 11:11 am

Originally posted by Bloomberg - March 5, 2012

BP Plc said it had reached a $7.8-billion settlement with businesses and individuals over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, removing one of three major litigation fronts facing the company over the biggest offshore spill in US history.

BP said yesterday in a statement that the settlement will be paid out of a $20 billion trust set up to compensate spill victims. Lawyers for the plaintiffs said in a separate statement that settlement will resolve most private claims for economic loss, property damage and medical injuries. Plaintiffs lawyers said there wasn’t a cap on the total damages BP has to pay.


BP Spill Trial Starts Amid Settlement Pressure

March 2, 2012, 8:51 am

Originally posted by Megan Cronin Fisk and Jef Feeley - Bloomberg - March 1, 2012

 

BP Plc (BP/), Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Co. (HAL), with billions of dollars on the line, are set to find out from a federal judge who among them is to blame for the April 20, 2010, explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.


BP seeks settlement with oil spill plaintiffs group

February 28, 2012, 3:17 pm

NEW ORLEANS, Feb 28 (Reuters) - BP Plc is seeking to settle a lawsuit over the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by tapping into a $14 billion fund it set aside to compensate fishermen and businesses harmed by the disaster, lawyers familiar with the talks said.

In exchange, the claimants, represented by a group called the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, would drop their lawsuit in a court case scheduled to start in New Orleans on March 5.


BP Said to Weigh $14 Billion Settlement of Spill Claims

February 28, 2012, 8:39 am

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc and lawyers for businesses and individuals suing over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are near a $14 billion accord to be funded with money set aside for out-of-court settlements, according to three people familiar with the talks.


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