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.
Brent Coon Making Oil Spill News
|May 19, 2014, 7:22 pm|
A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its previous ruling that businesses don't have to prove they were directly harmed by BP's 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments.
|April 28, 2014, 10:38 am|
Originally posted by Campbell Robertson and John Schwartz - New York Times - April 26, 2014
NEW ORLEANS — Four years ago the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caught fire and exploded, killing 11 men, spewing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and staining, seemingly indelibly, the image of BP, the international energy giant responsible for the well.
Its reputation in free fall, the company set aside billions of dollars and saturated the airwaves with contrite pledges to make thousands of businesses and workers whole, from shrimpers to hotel owners to charter boat operators.
|March 20, 2014, 2:09 pm|
Originally posted by Cameron Langford - Courthouse News - March 20, 2014
(CN) - Of the more than $872 million raised in a Wednesday auction of Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases, nearly $42 million came from BP, its first such bid since the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
|February 3, 2014, 9:47 am|
JURIST Guest Columnist Brent Coon of Brent Coon & Associates weighs in on the BP Oil Spill Settlement...
Nowhere in the annals of American jurisprudence have we seen the courts and litigants make a mess of things as we have—and likely will continue to—in the infamous BP oil spill class settlement.
|January 21, 2014, 2:24 pm|
Originally posted by Miriam Rozen - Texas Lawyer - January 20, 2014
With the Deepwater Horizon oil spill approaching its four-year anniversary in April, the multidistrict litigation stemming from the disaster appears to have no end in sight. [See timeline chart.] After a series of disappointing rulings, Texas plaintiffs lawyer Brent Coon is organizing a meeting with fellow plaintiffs counsel in an effort to extract some of their cases from what he said is a slow-moving MDL. Coon, founder of Brent Coon & Associates, said he would like to move about three-fourths of his clients' 10,000 cases "back to their home courts."
|November 5, 2013, 8:48 am|
Originally posted by Margaret Cronin Fisk and Allen Johnson Jr - Bloomberg - November 4, 2013
Opponents of BP Plc (BP/)’s $9.2 billion partial settlement of private-party claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill asked a U.S. appeals court to reverse a judge’s approval of the agreement.
The deal can’t be approved because it inconsistently compensates victims with the same types of economic injuries, opponents of the settlement told the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans today. The settlement should be more fairly distributed, attorney Brent Coon told the panel.
“It’s not just the amount of money that’s paid, it’s money that should have been paid,” he said. Coon and lawyers for other objectors are seeking a reversal of U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s December approval of the accord.
|April 23, 2013, 2:30 pm|
April 22nd, 2013 - Houston, Tx - Brent Coon & Associates has filed multiple lawsuits against BP and other defendants on behalf of over 10,000 of its clients who were victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and the ensuing Gulf oil spill in April 2010. The lawsuits, which were filed in several different jurisdictions along the Gulf Coast, also name Transocean and Halliburton as defendants.
|February 26, 2013, 3:47 pm|
Originally posted by Corey Olson - KTRH - February 26th, 2013
Nearly three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the trial is underway to determine exactly who is responsible for the disaster, and how much that responsibility will cost. The defendants are BP, Transocean, and Halliburton. Attorney Brent Coon has handled many cases stemming from the spill and is watching this trial closely. He tells KTRH that there is plenty of responsibility to go around. "BP owned the oil concession for drilling this oil, Transocean was the rig owner, and Halliburton made the cement that was to plug the well," he explains. Nevertheless, BP has been the big name attached to the disaster, and if Monday's opening arguments are any indication, the other defendants want to keep it that way. "To no surprise, most of the parties in the case, including Halliburton and Transocean, are trying to point the fingers at BP," says Coon.
|January 18, 2013, 10:54 am|
Thousands of individuals and businesses that sued BP Plc (BP/) over damage from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill appealed a judge’s approval of a $7.8 billion class-action settlement.
Brent Coon, a lawyer for plaintiffs who opted out of the settlement, said in a filing yesterday in federal court in New Orleans that he’s appealing the judge’s orders approving the settlement.
|November 26, 2012, 9:33 am|
BP and some plaintiffs' lawyers in the litigation over the 2010 Gulf oil spill are asking a federal judge to give claimants who asked to leave a proposed class-action settlement another chance to participate.
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