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.

Brent Coon Making Oil Spill News

The world holds its breath to see if BP's cap stems oil spill

June 4, 2010, 1:58 pm

London Evening Standard

Today may provide the first bit of good news that Tony Hayward the boss of BP has received in what feels like a very long time. He's waiting to see if, finally, oil has stopped gushing out of a fractured pipe into the Gulf of Mexico.


Attorney Calls to Reopen Criminal Probe of BP

June 2, 2010, 10:39 pm

My Fox Houston

KRISTINE GALVAN

TEXAS CITY, Texas - Business is good at Boyd’s One Stop in Texas City, but for the bulk of customers, what's happening in the Gulf isn't just threatening their hobby - there's a fear it will soon threaten their jobs.

"We have a lot of BP employees that come through here to fish a whole lot," said Jason Cogburn, of Boyd's. "They're probably going fishing to get away."


Deepwater: An Unnatural Disaster on a Massive Scale

June 2, 2010, 7:55 am

Community Alliance for Global Justice

Throughout the unfolding disaster, the responsible corporations acted swiftly and decisively…to limit their liability, protect profits and pass the buck. Interestingly, most of the “solutions” to the spill attempted by BP, including the failed “top hat” containment strategy on May 8 and the “syphon tubes” installed on May 16, allowed BP to keep collecting oil and did nothing to actually stop the spill


BP Facing Familiar Nemesis: PI Lawyer Brent Coon

May 28, 2010, 3:21 pm

ABA Journal

When BP's Texas City, Texas, oil refinery exploded in 2005, killing 15 workers and injuring hundreds, company officials came to know Brent Coon very well.


Gadfly Texas lawyer takes on BP again

May 27, 2010, 5:59 pm

HOUSTON (Reuters)
By Kristen Hays

Dealing with the worst oil disaster in U.S. history could be BP Plc's (BP.L: Quote, Profile, Research) (BP.N: Quote, Profile, Research) biggest nightmare, and lawyer Brent Coon intends to make it haunt them for a very long time.


A Beaumont lawyer, BP and the “Three Little Piggies”

May 27, 2010, 5:55 pm

Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont barrister Brent Coon has plans to huff…and puff…and BLOW BP out of the freakin’ water.

He also, through his last encounter with the oil giant, points out that BP has no sense of irony.


Old BP document calculates worth of human life with "Three Little Pigs" diagram

May 26, 2010, 9:00 am

Yahoo! News

An internal BP document illustrates how the company demonstrated the money-saving benefits of housing employees in trailers that could go up in flames during an explosion rather than house them in more expensive, blast-resistant structures.


BP's Shocking Memo

May 26, 2010, 8:56 am

The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast has obtained a document—displayed below—that goes to the heart of BP procedures, demonstrating that before the company’s previous major disaster—at a moment when the oil giant could choose between cost-savings and greater safety—it selected cost-savings. And BP chose to illustrate that choice, without irony, by invoking the classic Three Little Pigs fairy tale.


US government keeps "boot on neck" of BP over spill

May 25, 2010, 9:28 am

Reuters

The U.S. government piled pressure on BP Plc on Monday to clean up a "massive environmental mess" in the Gulf of Mexico, and a top official said fines would definitely be imposed on the energy giant for the spreading oil spill.


Lawyer ready to battle BP again

May 24, 2010, 4:47 pm

Reuters

The Texas lawyer who spearheaded civil litigation stemming from the 2005 explosion at BP's (BP.L)(BP.N) Texas City, Texas refinery said on Monday that the oil spill at its operation in the Gulf of Mexico shows the company's risky reputation remains.

"BP is no better today than they were five years ago," attorney Brent Coon said at the Reuters Global Energy Summit in Houston.


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