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
|March 28, 2011, 9:09 am|
BP Plc (BP/) can conduct additional tests on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig’s blowout prevention equipment now that government examiners have finished their own forensic testing, a judge ruled.
“The additional BOP testing shall be performed in a manner that preserves the evidence to the maximum extent possible,’’ U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said in his order, referring to the blowout prevention equipment. He ruled that other companies involved in the disaster could also now run additional tests, so long as everyone is allowed to monitor the procedures and share in the results.
|February 3, 2011, 9:44 am|
New York Times
The Gulf of Mexico should recover from the environmental damage caused by the enormous BP oil spill last year faster than many people expected, according to new estimates in reports commissioned by Kenneth R. Feinberg, the administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund.
|February 2, 2011, 9:54 am|
BP announced Tuesday it plans to sell its Texas City and Carson, Calif. refineries, cutting its U.S. refining capacity in half.
Beaumont attorney Brent Coon, who represented plaintiffs in a lawsuit against BP after the company's 2005 Texas City refinery explosion, said it's not clear how the facility's ongoing probation status under a federal criminal settlement will impact the sale.
|February 1, 2011, 2:15 pm|
BP Plc put half its U.S. refining assets up for sale on Tuesday, including the huge Texas City plant, a potentially prize asset but one that carries the stigma of a 2005 blast that killed 15 workers.
|January 31, 2011, 3:17 pm|
The Gulf Oil Spill of April 20, 2010, was an unprecedented catastrophic event caused by man. It has taken a toll on the environment, the previously ravaged Gulf Coast, and the livelihood of its people. The enormity of the impact is still being determined as the claim process continues, which begs the question: What is happening now with the key players involved in paying claims?
|January 28, 2011, 9:30 am|
HE RIDES a Harley, plays guitar in a rock band and goes skydiving. But Brent Coon's name is known for something else: suing BP. And that's ok with him. With Coon leading many of the lawsuits against BP following the Texas City refinery disaster of 2005, which killed 15 workers and injured more than 100, the settlements ran to more than $3bn.
|December 27, 2010, 5:28 pm|
The initials BP are by now a household word. It is a name that in the public mind at least has become synonymous with longtime legal, environmental, and safety issues.
|December 21, 2010, 12:35 pm|
U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier ordered Transocean Ltd. Friday to give safety audits and other materials on all of its vessels in the Gulf of Mexico to government investigators, and not just material related to the Deepwater Horizon rig.
|December 8, 2010, 8:51 am|
Courthouse News Service
As BP struggled to control the worst oil leak in U.S. history, it asked JESCO, a Mississippi-based disaster services firm, to supply "boats, barges, containers, decontamination operations, oil supply boats, fuel tanks, oil storage barges and lengths of boom to BP on an as-needed basis," JESCO says. So, JESCO says, it spent $1 million getting 11 boats ready for the job - and BP never hired them, won't pay the $1 million, and now it denies they ever had an agreement at all.
|December 2, 2010, 8:36 am|
Originally posted on CNBC.com - December 1, 2010
LONDON - Last month, BP increased by $8 billion the financial provisions it was taking for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill; the company's shares rose. Better-than- expected underlying profits and upbeat comments from new Chief Executive Bob Dudley were taken by the market as a sign the company had turned the corner and would soon return to pumping out steadily rising dividends.
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