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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BP's Wretched Safety Record: What Will It Take to Change?

June 8, 2010, 9:03 am

BNET Insight

The Deepwater Horizon catastrophe has all the hallmarks of Texas City Part II. For years, BP had had warnings that its Texas City refinery was dangerous. Reports from consultants cited employees who complained that repairs weren’t made, that process safety wasn’t appreciated or taken seriously.

'Smell of Death': BP's Oil Spill Costs Climb Into the Billions (and Billions)

June 7, 2010, 4:25 pm


BP told its investors Monday that it has spent over $1.25 billion in costs since April 20 for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, and that rate of spending "is expected to continue for some time."

Likely litigants look to Exxon Valdez precedent

June 7, 2010, 2:59 pm

Financial Times

It took two decades and more than $1bn (€836m, £690m) in damages for ExxonMobil to resolve the last of the lawsuits from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

BP’s ongoing spill in the Gulf of Mexico is already bigger, and not only Louisiana’s fragile marshlands but also the tourist-filled beaches stretching to Florida are under threat from an estimated 12,000-19,000 barrels of oil per day gushing into the sea.

The world holds its breath to see if BP's cap stems oil spill

June 4, 2010, 1:58 pm

London Evening Standard

Today may provide the first bit of good news that Tony Hayward the boss of BP has received in what feels like a very long time. He's waiting to see if, finally, oil has stopped gushing out of a fractured pipe into the Gulf of Mexico.

Attorney Calls to Reopen Criminal Probe of BP

June 2, 2010, 10:39 pm

My Fox Houston


TEXAS CITY, Texas - Business is good at Boyd’s One Stop in Texas City, but for the bulk of customers, what's happening in the Gulf isn't just threatening their hobby - there's a fear it will soon threaten their jobs.

"We have a lot of BP employees that come through here to fish a whole lot," said Jason Cogburn, of Boyd's. "They're probably going fishing to get away."

Deepwater: An Unnatural Disaster on a Massive Scale

June 2, 2010, 7:55 am

Community Alliance for Global Justice

Throughout the unfolding disaster, the responsible corporations acted swiftly and decisively…to limit their liability, protect profits and pass the buck. Interestingly, most of the “solutions” to the spill attempted by BP, including the failed “top hat” containment strategy on May 8 and the “syphon tubes” installed on May 16, allowed BP to keep collecting oil and did nothing to actually stop the spill

BP Facing Familiar Nemesis: PI Lawyer Brent Coon

May 28, 2010, 3:21 pm

ABA Journal

When BP's Texas City, Texas, oil refinery exploded in 2005, killing 15 workers and injuring hundreds, company officials came to know Brent Coon very well.

Gadfly Texas lawyer takes on BP again

May 27, 2010, 5:59 pm

HOUSTON (Reuters)
By Kristen Hays

Dealing with the worst oil disaster in U.S. history could be BP Plc's (BP.L: Quote, Profile, Research) (BP.N: Quote, Profile, Research) biggest nightmare, and lawyer Brent Coon intends to make it haunt them for a very long time.

A Beaumont lawyer, BP and the “Three Little Piggies”

May 27, 2010, 5:55 pm

Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont barrister Brent Coon has plans to huff…and puff…and BLOW BP out of the freakin’ water.

He also, through his last encounter with the oil giant, points out that BP has no sense of irony.

Old BP document calculates worth of human life with "Three Little Pigs" diagram

May 26, 2010, 9:00 am

Yahoo! News

An internal BP document illustrates how the company demonstrated the money-saving benefits of housing employees in trailers that could go up in flames during an explosion rather than house them in more expensive, blast-resistant structures.

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