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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.


DuPont victim's daughter hires Beaumont attorney

November 18, 2014, 10:26 am

Two days after the catastrophe, Jasmine Wise, the daughter of one of the four victims Crystle Wise, hired Beaumont attorney Brent Coon to bring to light what led to employees being exposed to those deadly fumes.


After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

November 12, 2014, 6:08 pm

Read Slate's review of the "Great Invisible" a documentary that explores how BP disregarded safety measures that could have prevented the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig. BCA founder Brent Coon is featured in this award winning documentary about how BP grossly put profits over people, killed 11 men, and caused one of the worst disasters in US History.


Non-PSC attorneys feel left out of Deepwater Horizon settlement process

October 30, 2014, 10:02 am

A group of about 100 attorneys and accountants frustrated by the slow claims process in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill case met in a downtown New Orleans hotel Monday to discuss how to jumpstart what appears to have become a hopelessly stalled process.


How Costly Is The Biggest Offshore Oil Spill In U.S. History For BP?

September 16, 2014, 2:06 pm

BP has been charged with gross negligence with regards to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, which killed 11 and spewed oil in waters that were in contact with five states.


Question of the day: Is BP run by children?

September 16, 2014, 2:04 pm

Federal Judge Carl Barbier of New Orleans already has ruled that BP is guilty of "gross negligence" and "willful misconduct" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. His Sept. 4 finding exposed the British oil firm to as much as $18 billion in penalties.


"Not A Penny" of the Up To $18 Billion from BP's Oil Spill Fine to Go To Victims

September 12, 2014, 8:42 am

“BP hit with punitive damages” and “BP may be liable for $18 Billion in additional damages” were the headlines in recent days with the MDL court's comprehensive 153 page opinion stemming from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico over four years ago. But is that the bottom line? No. It is what the rest of the opinion says, and doesn’t say, that matter most in the long run.


BP's Recklessness Caused Gulf Oil Spill, U.S. Judge Rules

September 4, 2014, 9:30 am

A U.S. judge has ruled that BP's recklessness caused 2010's massive Gulf oil spill, a move that could cost the company billions. Earlier this week Halliburton, the company in charge of sealing the completed Deepwater Horizon well that spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf, agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle claims arising from its negligence.


New Deepwater Horizon claims calculation formula could sharply reduce future settlement payments

August 11, 2014, 2:42 pm

An arcane change to the formula that determines awards for settlement of BP oil spill claims may diminish the size of future damage awards, leading some in the trial bar to say that senior plaintiffs’ attorneys who brokered the settlement with BP are more interested in preserving their $660 million payday than in protecting the rights of victims still awaiting payment.


BCA releases comments on state of affairs in BP Oil Spill case and changes to the class settlement (Policy 495)

July 30, 2014, 12:51 pm

The much troubled BP oil spill class settlement has suffered another major blow with a change in how a loss is calculated for paying a claimant. This new revision to the agreement, called Policy 495, once again materially alters a settlement agreement that was already plagued with a myriad of implementation problems, problems so great collectively that it should never have been approved in the first place.



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