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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Injury settlements sometimes more insightful than trial results

November 23, 2015, 10:19 am

In the court of public opinion, personal injury lawsuits can be viewed negatively, with all the parties appearing focused on one thing - money.


Legal stakes are complicated for Exxon Mobil in climate change controversy

November 17, 2015, 10:28 am

The Pope, the president and other influential voices have characterized climate change as the most urgent danger facing the planet. For decades, energy industry leaders and their political allies have disputed evidence of an adverse human hand in biodiversity, temperatures and polar ice levels.


DuPont announcement "Moment of Silence" on Anniversary of LaPorte DuPont facility fatalities

November 14, 2015, 11:40 pm

One year ago this weekend, a toxic gas leak took the lives of four workers of the DuPont LaPorte chemical facility.   All four families retained counsel to pursue legal remedies for those losses in Harris County District Court.  The first of those four claims finally reached closure with DuPont a few weeks ago with a confidential financial settlement.


Brent Coon and Associates Files First Wave of Fatality Lawsuits Against Trinity Industries over Defective Guardrails

October 27, 2015, 5:44 pm

On Tuesday October 27th, 2015, Brent Coon and Associates filed a multi-family lawsuit against Trinity Industries in Dallas County District Court over several separate and tragic wrecks involving these defective “Trinity Guardrails”. Three of these occurrences involved fatalities, and a fourth involved an individual who was seriously and permanently injured. The lawsuit accuses Trinity Industries of Strict Liability, Negligence, Gross Negligence, and Fraudulent Misrepresentation and seeks to recover compensatory damages and punitive damages.


Settlement Reached in Dupont Gas Leak Lawsuit

October 14, 2015, 10:03 am

One of the four fatality lawsuits arising from the DuPont facility tragedy last November in La Porte has settled. Confidential settlement terms of the multi million dollar lawsuit were reached with the estate representative of DuPont employee, Crystle Wise, an  operator at the Lannate Unit who was overcome by toxic gases along with three of her coworkers.


At DuPont La Porte plant hearing, families call for accountability

October 2, 2015, 11:11 pm

The families of four workers killed in a Nov. 15 chemical plant gas leak are calling for greater accountability for DuPont management in response to the release of a U.S. Chemical Safety Board report that outlines major safety failures at the company's La Porte plant.


Settlement Reached in Beaumont Car Accident Lawsuit

September 28, 2015, 10:41 am

On August 26, 2006 Elbert and Karen Choate were injured in a car wreck that was not their fault.  A dump truck had been parked at the top of an overpass on Interstate 10 in Beaumont, Texas and while the driver left it unattented to go get gas, it rolled back across west bound I-10.


MULTIMILLION DOLLAR REFINERY TRIAL AGAINST CVR ENERGY INVOLVING TWO FATALITIES TO START NEXT WEEK IN RICHMOND

September 14, 2015, 7:17 pm

Multiple law firms are preparing for a major trial next week in the boiler explosion deaths of Russell Mann and Billy Smith, operational engineers for CVR Energies owned Wynnewood Refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. The trial is expected to last for several weeks and will include numerous experts and witnesses including CVR CEO Jack Lipinski.


International Litigation Firm Brent Coon and Associates files Lawsuit and Temporary Restraining Order in severe burn injury case at Nelson Industrial Steam Company

September 2, 2015, 1:23 pm

On Wednesday, August 26th, Brent Coon and Associates filed a lawsuit in the 14th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Calcasieu against Nelson Industrial Steam Company (NISCO) on behalf of a worker who was seriously injured in an incident involving a Pioneer Pump.


Lawyer says plaintiffs who opted out of the BP settlement deserve justice; Brent Coon files request for cases to be moved to state court

August 9, 2015, 12:56 pm

More than five years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, attorney Brent Coon and over 3,000 of his clients have not received a hearing on their legal claims against BP PLC.


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