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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Brent Coon calls BP oil spill settlement agreement a ‘buzzard,’ wants clients to opt-out

April 22, 2015, 9:46 am

One of Beaumont’s best known attorneys, Brent Coon, recently asked a federal judge to extend the BP oil spill settlement deadline and allow his clients to possibly opt-out.


BP Oil Spill MDL: Brent Coon Wants His Clients to Opt Out

April 22, 2015, 9:27 am

Class action plaintiffs who want to file economic and property claims in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill multidistrict litigation must do so by June 8. But Brent Coon of Brent Coon & Associates of Houston, who represents some 10,000 of those class members, is advising most of those clients not to file a claim; he has asked the court to extend a deadline, allowing his clients to opt out of the settlement.


People living along Gulf of Mexico still recovering from BP oil spill

April 20, 2015, 9:21 am

Despite five years of fines, settlements and criminal charges, the legal battle over the BP oil spill is far from complete. In 2010 an explosion on-board the Deepwater Horizon off shore drilling rig killed 11 people and led to the worst oil spill in U.S. history.


Brent Coon & Associates Files Important Motion Allowing People To Leave “Broken” BP Class Settlement

April 19, 2015, 5:44 pm

Claims Settlement is ‘not what was presented to victims’ and ‘the vast majority of claimants will receive nothing”

Louisiana, US District Court, Eastern District - The Law Firm of Brent Coon & Associates today filed a motion to “re-notice” the class settlement – meaning, to ask the court to send notice to all participating businesses and individuals, making them aware that they would have the opportunity to leave (opt-out of) the settlement should they wish to pursue other legal remedies.  Currently, only a very small percentage of people have been paid through the class and members of the class do not have the right to leave nor to seek further legal options as the class settlement required them to forfeit their right to sue BP.


Horizon Oil Spill, BP’s Most Vulnerable Victims Are Still Struggling

April 15, 2015, 5:33 pm

In the summer of 2014, Skyland Seafood quietly shut down. In Mobile, Alabama, where the shop had been located for 17 years, Skyland’s demise caused a small, heartfelt shock wave, said customer Alice Lang, 67, who regularly mourns the store’s closing in conversations with her neighbors. As she prepared her family’s Christmas gumbo, Lang added that she felt uncertain about the seafood she’d just bought. It was a worry she hadn’t had in years, because she trusted Phoung Nguyen, Skyland’s owner. “Phoung Nguyen was my seafood guy. With him, everything was fresh from the water,” she said.


Lawsuit Filed against Los Angeles Laker Wesley Johnson

April 7, 2015, 4:47 pm

On Tuesday morning, a lawsuit was filed in California against Los Angeles Laker Wesley Johnson on behalf of Victoria Kane. On the morning of August 14, 2014 Ms. Kane was  driving east bound on Artesia freeway in her Ford Focus when she was rear ended by Mr. Johnson’s BMW while Mr. Johnson was traveling at a dangerously high rate of speed. Ms. Kane suffered significant injuries as a result of the accident which will require months of therapy.  In addition to the injuries, Ms. Kane’s Ford Focus was declared a total loss. Due to nature of Ms. Kane’s profession and severity of the injuries sustained, the longevity of her career is in question.


Express Mobile Files Patent Infringement Claims Against Alibaba

April 6, 2015, 12:44 pm

Express Mobile Inc. ("XPRESSMO"), a developer of enterprise mobility solutions, announced the filing of a patent infringement lawsuit against the Alibaba Group ("Alibaba") in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.


Statement to the Press: Commuter Train Collision, Oxnard, CA

February 24, 2015, 3:19 pm

With the recent news of the train collision in Oxnard, CA, the media will be looking to find experts who can provide authoritative insight and perspectives into this tragic event.  Attorney Brent Coon is such an expert.


5 Year Retrospective on the Gulf Oil Spill

February 18, 2015, 10:24 am

The tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, the resulting oil spill, and the pronounced impact it all had on the Gulf of Mexico is now approaching an ignominious five year anniversary. Most of the business industries and employees affected by the spill have yet to be compensated, and many probably never will.


Order Approving Second Round Distribution Payments to Seafood industry

November 19, 2014, 1:25 pm

The MDL Court in New Orleans overseeing the BP oil spill litigation as finally weighed in on the delays associated with payment of monies owed to the Seafood industry devastated by the 2010 oil spill.


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