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 Shocking Memo

May 26, 2010, 8:56 am

The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast has obtained a document—displayed below—that goes to the heart of BP procedures, demonstrating that before the company’s previous major disaster—at a moment when the oil giant could choose between cost-savings and greater safety—it selected cost-savings. And BP chose to illustrate that choice, without irony, by invoking the classic Three Little Pigs fairy tale.

US government keeps "boot on neck" of BP over spill

May 25, 2010, 9:28 am


The U.S. government piled pressure on BP Plc on Monday to clean up a "massive environmental mess" in the Gulf of Mexico, and a top official said fines would definitely be imposed on the energy giant for the spreading oil spill.

Lawyer ready to battle BP again

May 24, 2010, 4:47 pm


The Texas lawyer who spearheaded civil litigation stemming from the 2005 explosion at BP's (BP.L)(BP.N) Texas City, Texas refinery said on Monday that the oil spill at its operation in the Gulf of Mexico shows the company's risky reputation remains.

"BP is no better today than they were five years ago," attorney Brent Coon said at the Reuters Global Energy Summit in Houston.

An edge in court? Jury is still out

May 24, 2010, 10:31 am

Houston Chronicle

Though lawyers all along the Gulf Coast and from environmental groups nationwide have sued BP over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Southeast Texas has a group of lawyers who’ve sued BP before, repeatedly.

BP Hard To Pin Down On Oil Spill Claims

May 24, 2010, 8:43 am

by Yuki Noguchi

BP has repeatedly said it would pay all legitimate claims resulting from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but such promises raise a crucial question: What exactly does "legitimate claim" mean?

What to expect from BP

May 20, 2010, 9:00 am

Independent News

While Northwest Florida prepared for the over five million gallons of BP crude oil set to contaminate its beaches and waterways, the IN took a break from the endless series of press conferences by visiting politicians from our state and federal governments to talk with experts who have investigated and dealt with British Petroleum in other disasters.

Beaumont law firm joins oil rig case

May 19, 2010, 8:55 am

Beaumont Enterprise

The Beaumont law firm that led the legal battle against BP after the deadly explosion at its Texas City refinery in 2005 has sued BP on behalf of a crewman in the April 20 fatal offshore rig blast near Louisiana.

Oil-spill suits pit BP against old foes

May 18, 2010, 2:55 pm

National Law Journal

BP is facing many of its old foes in the rising oil spill litigation.

Regulator looks at further BP legal action

May 16, 2010, 5:33 pm

Financial Times

By Sheila McNulty in Houston

The US safety regulator believes BP has a “systemic safety problem” at its refineries and is discussing further legal action against the UK energy company with the Department of Justice.

The claim comes as BP made its first breakthrough to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following an April 20 explosion on a drilling rig that risks inflicting considerable damage on the company’s reputation and is threatening an environmental disaster.

BP Refinery Cited For Serious Safety Violations

May 14, 2010, 8:40 am

Huffington Post

Already in the cross-hairs of federal and congressional investigators -- as well as dozens of plaintiff's attorneys -- for its role in the Gulf oil rig explosion and the spreading oil spill, BP was recently hit with some more bad news.

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