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.

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Transocean ordered to turn over audits and records on all of its Gulf of Mexico vessels

December 21, 2010, 12:35 pm

Times Picayune

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.

Disaster Cleanup Firm Claims BP Stiffed It

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.

Special report: How BP's oil spill costs could double

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.

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.

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