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.

Brent Coon Making Oil Spill News

Beaumont law firm to collect evidence in federal lawsuit against BP, others

October 15, 2010, 8:39 am

Beaumont Enterprise

Several law firms, including Brent Coon and Associates, will participate in the complicated evidence-gathering process, which is expected to last well into 2011 and produce tens of millions of documents.

Scores of Lawyers Apply for Lead Counsel in BP Litigation

September 29, 2010, 8:35 am


More than 100 lawyers who are suing BP PLC over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have applied for coveted places on the committee that will lead the multidistrict litigation, citing either the extensive work they've already done or the unique role they would serve as the representative of a specific group of alleged victims.

DOJ Refuses to Revoke BP's Probation Over Safety Violations at Texas City Refinery

September 28, 2010, 8:38 am


The Department of Justice (DOJ) has refused to pursue a probation revocation case against BP after the company was found to have violated a federal judge's March 2009 felony judgment, which required BP to fulfill the terms of a settlement agreement it entered into with government regulators five years ago to make certain safety upgrades at its Texas City refinery by September 2009, according to documents obtained by Truthout.

BP’s Probation Over Fatal Texas Blast Won’t Be Revoked by U.S.

September 28, 2010, 8:36 am


BP Plc’s probation for violating a plea deal that resolved the company’s criminal liability for a fatal 2005 explosion at its Texas City, Texas, refinery won’t be revoked by the U.S. Justice Department.

BP gets a break over its 2005 case

September 28, 2010, 8:34 am

Houston Chronicle

The U.S. Department of Justice will not seek to revoke BP's criminal probation for allegedly failing to make safety upgrades at its Texas City refinery following a deadly 2005 explosion, despite pleas from victims' families to reopen the case.

Coon seeks spot on BP litigation steering committee

September 16, 2010, 8:54 am

Louisiana Record

Brent Coon of Beaumont, Texas seeks a position with a group that will run the plaintiff side of national oil spill litigation.

Opposition grows to BP’s legal strategy

September 16, 2010, 8:49 am

Financial Times

BP is facing mounting opposition to its strategy of stalling the lawsuits of some Gulf of Mexico oil spill claimants, by forcing them to apply to a $20bn compensation fund first.

Up to 200 American lawyers are formulation a category movement opposite BP that could be one of the majority costly yet.

September 13, 2010, 9:47 am

Up to 200 American lawyers are formulation a category movement opposite BP that could be one of the majority costly yet.

Texas BP Lawsuit Hardly a Harbinger of Change

September 7, 2010, 8:59 am


Overshadowed by the explosion on Deepwater Horizon and the subsequent hemorrhaging of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, water pollution was only one of tragedies that marred April 2010. From April 6 to May 16, BP poured over 500,000 pounds of contaminants into the air.

Oil industry regulation: scepticism over new sheriff in the wild wild west

September 7, 2010, 8:58 am

The Guardian

Oil industry executives in the US call the Gulf of Mexico the "wild wild west", a place where regulations are rarely enforced and offshore operators can do what they want. Barack Obama has promised to tighten regulations to prevent a repeat of the Gulf disaster but many within the industry are sceptical that much will really change.

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