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

Tropical storm forces BP to halt relief well drilling

August 11, 2010, 2:55 pm

The Guardian

BP will have to wait a few more days before declaring its Deepwater Horizon well permanently sealed because a tropical storm may be heading for the Gulf of Mexico.

BP Spill Suits Consolidated In New Orleans

August 11, 2010, 2:48 pm

Law 360

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday consolidated more than 70 suits over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in federal court in Louisiana, despite BP PLC's efforts to transfer the cases to Texas.

Lawyers not yet born look set to work on this one too

August 11, 2010, 8:57 am

Oil Change International

As the focus of BP’s disaster shifts momentarily from the ocean to the courtroom it looks likely that lawyers not yet born look set to work on this one too. And BP looks set to have lost round one.

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.

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