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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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Facing A Flood Of Lawsuits

May 13, 2010, 8:48 am

Buzzy Times

Nearly 100 lawsuits have already been filed across the Gulf region, and the disaster, which lawyers envision becoming one of the biggest class actions in U.S. history, involves billions of dollars in potential liabilities.


Along Gulf, Many Wary of Promises After Spill

May 12, 2010, 11:08 am

New York Times

People who live along the Gulf Coast know that a promise of money is not nearly as nice as it sounds. It means waiting and waiting, and raising a fuss, and then waiting some more, and consulting lawyers and talking to bureaucrats, and still waiting, and in some cases just giving up.


Texas judge bars BP from destroying spill records

May 12, 2010, 8:34 am

Associated Press

A judge in Houston has extended an order barring BP PLC, Transocean Ltd. and other parties in the Gulf oil spill from destroying documents, e-mails and other possible evidence in lawsuits.


BP has long record of legal, ethical violations

May 12, 2010, 8:21 am

- McClatchy Newspapers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- 
The causes of the disastrous blowout and gas explosion on BP's leased Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico are a long way from being determined.


Texas judge bars BP from destroying spill records

May 11, 2010, 10:47 am

Posted on Houston Chronicle at www.chron.com

A judge in Houston has extended an order barring BP PLC, Transocean Ltd. and other parties in the Gulf oil spill from destroying documents, e-mails and other possible evidence in lawsuits.


Along Gulf, Many Wary of Promises After Spill

May 10, 2010, 8:37 am

It is too early to tell how the maddeningly unpredictable oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico will affect the economies that depend on the ocean and its edible inhabitants. And it is too early to judge how BP will act in providing compensation for economic losses. But recent experience does not provide comfort.


Previous BP Accidents Blamed On Safety Lapses

May 9, 2010, 2:54 pm

In the past five years, two high-profile accidents have occurred at BP facilities -- one at a Texas refinery, another at a pipeline in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay.


BP has long record of legal, ethical violations

May 9, 2010, 2:44 pm

Over the past two decades, BP subsidiaries have been convicted three times of environmental crimes in Alaska and Texas, including two felonies. It remains on probation for two of them.


BP Blast Victims Ask Judge to Revisit Criminal Plea

May 8, 2010, 7:07 am

Victims of a 2005 explosion at BP's Texas City refinery asked a U.S. judge to revisit a plea deal that settled the company’s criminal liability over the blast that killed 15 and injured hundreds.


Gulf Coast Oil Rig Disaster Sets Off Gusher of Work for Attorneys

May 8, 2010, 7:05 am

From Texas to Florida, the litigation rush is on, as thousands of gallons of oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the April 20 explosion of a drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana.


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