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

Eastern District of Louisiana and Southern District of Texas each land piece of oil spill MDL

August 11, 2010, 8:55 am

Texas Lawyer

The Eastern District of Louisiana and the Southern District of Texas each landed a piece of the MDL action related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.

BP texas City Victims Seek to Overturn "Lenient" Plea Deal

August 10, 2010, 4:14 pm

Huffington Post

In March 2005, BP's Texas City refinery, located 30 miles south of Houston, exploded, killing 15 and injuring hundreds. The incident raised to 40 the death toll at the refinery over the last two decades.

Analysis: BP's spill clean-up now shifts to the lawyers

August 10, 2010, 4:07 pm


The legal cases against BP and others are only beginning, and lawyers involved predict the ultimate cost may exceed the $20 billion the company has promised for a claims fund.

Offshore drilling ban unlikely to be extended, official says

August 10, 2010, 4:03 pm


The man who has taken over the government agency that regulates offshore drilling said Tuesday he can't see the Obama administration's ban on the practice "lasting longer than November 30."

Ripple Effect

August 9, 2010, 9:18 am

Trail Magazine

Gulf Coast communities-and those who depend on them-will feel the effects of the Deepwater Horizon disaster for years to come. For many people and businesses that have been harmed, litigation offers the only hope of recovery after the nation's worst-ever environmental catastrophe.

Spill investigators want to find undersea evidence

August 7, 2010, 10:32 am

Associated Press

Now that BP appears to have vanquished its ruptured well, authorities are turning their attention to gathering evidence from what could amount to a crime scene at the bottom of the sea.

BP offers one-off payouts to stem Gulf oil spill lawsuits

August 2, 2010, 8:38 am

The Guardian

BP will begin its legal offensive this month to cap its liabilities from the Gulf of Mexico disaster by offering those affected one-off compensation payouts in return for them waiving the right to sue.

BP Announces $11 Billion Losses

July 27, 2010, 8:26 am

OIL giant BP announced huge losses of more than 11BILLION today as it revealed former boss Tony Hayward is to be banished to SIBERIA.

BP Suits Top 300 on Claims by Workers, Mall, Sheriff

July 16, 2010, 11:29 am


BP Plc faces more than 300 lawsuits seeking billions of dollars in potential claims as damage from the worst oil spill in U.S. history ripples through the nation’s Gulf Coast economy.

With criminal charges unlikely, only Wall Street punishes BP

July 8, 2010, 5:31 pm

Houston Chronicle

Public outrage at BP is at a fever pitch, but don't expect to see executives in chains, camera-ready perp walks or a high-profile trial.

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