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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 Urges Judge to Approve $7.8 Billion Oil-Spill Accord

October 31, 2012, 1:05 pm

BP Plc (BP/) urged a federal judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion settlement of thousands of claims by coastal businesses and property owners who sued over economic damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


BP spill trial delayed for Mardi Gras, Super Bowl

October 31, 2012, 1:03 pm

To avoid disruptions from the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, a federal judge in New Orleans has postponed a trial for claims spawned by BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


Victim’s father sees big omission in BP talks

September 19, 2012, 1:19 pm

Keith Jones has heard about the government’s negotiations over criminal charges related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Amid all the talk of multibillion-dollar fines, though, he sees a glaring omission.

“Nobody has done anything to prosecute the people who were directly responsible for these deaths,” said Jones, who lives in Baton Rouge, La.

Jones’ son, Gordon, was among the 11 men killed aboard the Deepwater Horizon, but he’s also a lawyer involved in the case. He’s “somewhat mystified” that all the talk involving the government’s criminal claims against BP, the rig’s operator, and Transocean, its owner, have been about fines for pollution crimes.


Spill deal leaves matters unsettled for some

August 20, 2012, 11:57 am

Danny Hatcher had more questions than answers after he got a letter explaining proposed compensation for persistent respiratory problems and fatigue he attributes to working on a cleanup crew after the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

 


FIRST SETTLEMENTS ANNOUNCED FROM BP OIL SPILL CLASS ACTION

July 17, 2012, 11:44 pm

Brent Coon and Associates (BCA) is pleased to announce the resolution of its first cases with the BP Oil Spill Settlement program.


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.


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