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
|April 20, 2011, 10:04 am|
Ryan Lambert is enraged.
The owner of a charter fishing business, he had always supported the oil industry in his home state of Louisiana.
He previously trusted BP, and the rest of the oil industry, to do the right thing in case an accident happened. But not any more. "I'm seeing people starving to death and BP won't pay them," said Lambert.
|April 18, 2011, 7:37 am|
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Apr 17, 2011 (IPS) - Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, paid by BP to administer the firm's 20-billion-dollar compensation fund, has become the focal point of anger for Gulf residents who are angry, frustrated and desperate for help following last year's massive oil disaster.
|March 29, 2011, 9:21 am|
FORT WALTON BEACH — Don’t give up. You have people ready to help you fight BP.
A handful of those people passed along that message to local residents and business owners Monday night at the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditorium.
|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.
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