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

An edge in court? Jury is still out

May 24, 2010, 10:31 am

Houston Chronicle
By MARY FLOOD

Though lawyers all along the Gulf Coast and from environmental groups nationwide have sued BP over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Southeast Texas has a group of lawyers who’ve sued BP before, repeatedly.


BP Hard To Pin Down On Oil Spill Claims

May 24, 2010, 8:43 am

NPR
by Yuki Noguchi

BP has repeatedly said it would pay all legitimate claims resulting from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but such promises raise a crucial question: What exactly does "legitimate claim" mean?


What to expect from BP

May 20, 2010, 9:00 am

Independent News

While Northwest Florida prepared for the over five million gallons of BP crude oil set to contaminate its beaches and waterways, the IN took a break from the endless series of press conferences by visiting politicians from our state and federal governments to talk with experts who have investigated and dealt with British Petroleum in other disasters.


Beaumont law firm joins oil rig case

May 19, 2010, 8:55 am

Beaumont Enterprise

The Beaumont law firm that led the legal battle against BP after the deadly explosion at its Texas City refinery in 2005 has sued BP on behalf of a crewman in the April 20 fatal offshore rig blast near Louisiana.


Oil-spill suits pit BP against old foes

May 18, 2010, 2:55 pm

National Law Journal

BP is facing many of its old foes in the rising oil spill litigation.



Regulator looks at further BP legal action

May 16, 2010, 5:33 pm

Financial Times

By Sheila McNulty in Houston

The US safety regulator believes BP has a “systemic safety problem” at its refineries and is discussing further legal action against the UK energy company with the Department of Justice.

The claim comes as BP made its first breakthrough to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following an April 20 explosion on a drilling rig that risks inflicting considerable damage on the company’s reputation and is threatening an environmental disaster.


BP Refinery Cited For Serious Safety Violations

May 14, 2010, 8:40 am

Huffington Post

Already in the cross-hairs of federal and congressional investigators -- as well as dozens of plaintiff's attorneys -- for its role in the Gulf oil rig explosion and the spreading oil spill, BP was recently hit with some more bad news.


Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Facing A Flood Of Lawsuits

May 13, 2010, 8:48 am

Buzzy Times

Nearly 100 lawsuits have already been filed across the Gulf region, and the disaster, which lawyers envision becoming one of the biggest class actions in U.S. history, involves billions of dollars in potential liabilities.


Along Gulf, Many Wary of Promises After Spill

May 12, 2010, 11:08 am

New York Times

People who live along the Gulf Coast know that a promise of money is not nearly as nice as it sounds. It means waiting and waiting, and raising a fuss, and then waiting some more, and consulting lawyers and talking to bureaucrats, and still waiting, and in some cases just giving up.


Texas judge bars BP from destroying spill records

May 12, 2010, 8:34 am

Associated Press

A judge in Houston has extended an order barring BP PLC, Transocean Ltd. and other parties in the Gulf oil spill from destroying documents, e-mails and other possible evidence in lawsuits.


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