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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Former residents file lawsuit against apartment manager over bed bugs

December 15, 2015, 10:38 am

Two Houston women are suing a local apartment complex for a bed bug infestation they say was created before they even moved into the building.


BED BUGS - Denial Equals Lawsuit

December 14, 2015, 4:04 pm

On December 11, 2015 Brent Coon and Associates filed a lawsuit against BKR Memorial, LLC Individually and D/B/A Memorial Heights at Washington Apartments for money damages under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices — Consumer Protection Act.


Trinity ET-Plus guardrail lawsuit: Adam's story

November 30, 2015, 9:26 am

A Hampton family filed a lawsuit against Trinity Industries, maker of the ET-Plus guardrail, after their son's death.

A photo of her son Adam, the word "love" and a heart hang on Donna Coster's neck. The necklace is close to her heart, where her baby boy will always be. She sees him now only in photos and memories never far from her mind.


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.


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