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.
Brent Coon Making Oil Spill News
|June 17, 2010, 4:52 pm|
Right after that call came several enlightening segments with guest attorney, Brent Coon, who has successfully sued BP before. Headquartered in Beaumont, Texas, and with lots of other Gulf offices, Coon's big trial law firm will soon go after British Petroleum again.
|June 16, 2010, 11:47 pm|
BP’s history provides a window into its corporate culture. In fact, you really don’t have to go back too far – just five years or so.
Texas plaintiff attorney Brent Coon represented many victims and their families after a 2005 BP explosion at a Texas City, Texas refinery, which killed 15 workers and injured 180 others.
|June 16, 2010, 10:38 am|
In the hours after a 2005 refinery explosion that left 15 people dead, a BP executive suggested a holiday weekend and the national furor over a Florida woman's last days would eclipse the tragedy. With the oil company now battling to save an image tarnished by the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the lawyer who found that e-mail among a mountain of BP documents says nothing appears to have changed.
|June 15, 2010, 4:21 pm|
The major Oil companies are getting grilled on Capital Hill again to discover whether British Petroleum is an exception to the rule of lax safety corporate policies or if this is an industry wide practice.
|June 15, 2010, 12:16 pm|
NBC New York
By JOHN W. SCHOEN
Even if the cost of the nation's worst oil spill rises to $70 billion, the high end of current estimates, BP's pockets probably are deep enough to withstand it. But much depends on what costs are included in the final tally, and who else might end up sharing the liability.
|June 11, 2010, 9:50 pm|
Stephen and Sara Stone say they never thought their six-month marriage would be tested so soon.
But on April 20, a day before her husband was scheduled to come home from a three-week stint on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, Sara Stone found herself waiting to hear whether he was dead or alive.
|June 11, 2010, 9:05 am|
Lawyers across the nation have filed nearly 200 lawsuits so far related to the April 20 oil disaster, including death and injury claims for those aboard the rig, claims of damage and economic loss for people whose livelihoods are threatened by the slick, and shareholder suits over BP’s plunging stock.
|June 8, 2010, 9:03 am|
The Deepwater Horizon catastrophe has all the hallmarks of Texas City Part II. For years, BP had had warnings that its Texas City refinery was dangerous. Reports from consultants cited employees who complained that repairs weren’t made, that process safety wasn’t appreciated or taken seriously.
|June 7, 2010, 4:25 pm|
BP told its investors Monday that it has spent over $1.25 billion in costs since April 20 for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, and that rate of spending "is expected to continue for some time."
|June 7, 2010, 2:59 pm|
It took two decades and more than $1bn (€836m, £690m) in damages for ExxonMobil to resolve the last of the lawsuits from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
BP’s ongoing spill in the Gulf of Mexico is already bigger, and not only Louisiana’s fragile marshlands but also the tourist-filled beaches stretching to Florida are under threat from an estimated 12,000-19,000 barrels of oil per day gushing into the sea.
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