BCA Oil Spill Client Website


Welcome to the Gulf Coast Disaster Client Website. Here you’ll receive regular updates to keep you current on your case and the status of the ongoing litigation. We’ll provide you with pertinent articles and videos to keep you informed. You’ll also find all the relevant legal documents involving your case. Please pay special attention to the “Interactive Center” which allows you to send messages to your attorney and provide us with any updated information to help facilitate communication between attorneys and clients. We hope that you find this site to be a useful tool for keeping you informed on the status of your case.


BCA presents... Your Individual Client Page

Our BCA Oil Spill Client Website offers a new way to better serve you. BCA has developed Personal Client Account Pages for all of our oil spill clients. You now have your own personal account page ready to review. Log in to this personal account page to see if all of your documents are on file, communicate directly with the BCA Oil Spill team members and get the latest updates and information.

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Your Legal Updates

BCA Frequently Asked Question Sept 2014

BCA Client Newsletter June 2014

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BCA Client Newsletter April 2014

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OPA Presentment Issues

If you have received a call or email from us regarding the OPA Presentment form<br>
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BCA Client Newsletter March 2013

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BCA Oil Spill Webinars

View and participate in BCA's archived online webinars featuring video from Brent Coon on deadlines, the OPA Presentment process, opt outs and other issues surrounding the Oil Spill Litigation. View the Webinars by clicking here.

Business Services Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view a comprehensive list of Frequently asked BP Oil Spill Settlement Questions and answers. Also, if your specific question isn't answered in the Oil Spill Settlement FAQ, ask your own and have it answered by BCA attorneys.

Download the BP "Settlement" Documents.

Click below to download and view documents related to the BP Oil Spill "Settlement" in PDF format.

BP - PSC Settlement Summary

BP Oil Spill Settlement Map

BCA Client Newsletter April 2012

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BCA Client Newsletter March 2012

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BCA Client Newsletter November 2011

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April 20th Deadline To File Against Transocean Has Passed

BCA was able to file a short form joinder for each of our clients who had signed with our firm prior to the deadline in order to protect your claim against Transocean.  Read more about the deadline here.

NEW - Vessels of
Opportunity Motions

Plaintiff’s Interested Party Response

JESCO – Supplement Info to Interested Party Response

Request for Oral Arguments


Featured Update - 8/31/10

This letter from Transocean attorneys to BP documents BP’s refusal to share internal documents and data to assist all parties in the investigative process.

Click here to read the document

Update July 15, 2010

The IRS has announced the launch of a new webpage, special open house events, and a dedicated phone line for Gulf Coast taxpayers affected by the oil spill.
The webpage contains the following:

1. FAQs that explain how taxpayers who receive payments from BP for losses, damages or injuries should treat the payments for federal tax purposes. The FAQs are based on existing law.

2. Links to general tax guidance on other types of reimbursements or assistance related to the oil spill.

· View IRS webpage now

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BP Document Review

Download the latest BP Gulf Coast Disaster Documents to review

Policy 495: Business Economic Loss Claims: Match of Revenue and Expenses
To download the policy, click here (pdf format)

Distribution and concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons associated with the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico

Class Counsel’s Response to the BP Media Campaign

GCCF Announcement of Final Payment Methodology


Questions for Individual Interim Claim Form

Questions For Business Interim Claim Form

Claimant's Guide - A Compliance Guide for Submitting Claims Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

Addendum to Petition in Intervention

Petition in intervention and TRO

Brent Coon & Associates’ Clients Claim BP Violated Terms of Probation - Letter to the Judge

Legal Articles

BCA Articles

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.


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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General Information Legal Articles

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.

With options dwindling, BP seized a chance to settle oil spill case

July 10, 2015, 11:28 pm

In early May, with its legal options dwindling and investors impatient, BP Plc saw a chance to negotiate what became a $18.7 billion settlement that ended five years of litigation over the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.


July 2, 2015, 9:03 am

While numerous governmental claims brought by the Department of Justice and various State Attorney Generals for damages associated to the oil spill are now settled, it is important to keep these settlements in perspective and continue to ask questions.


May 14, 2015, 6:14 pm

OSHA released a long battery of findings hammering the DuPont Chemical Plant in LaPorte Texas today, concluding a six month investigation into a chemical release of toxic methyl mercaptan that killed four workers last November.

Attorney asks for delay in federal penalties against BP

May 12, 2015, 8:42 am

An attorney for clients with claims against BP in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has asked a federal judge to delay a pending decision on how much the corporation will pay in penalties for environmental damage.

Five years since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

April 23, 2015, 9:00 am

Monday, April 20, 2015 marked five years since the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the worst ecological catastrophe in human history. Eleven workers were killed and 17 injured by the initial blast, and over 200 million gallons of oil gushed out of the wellhead into the Gulf of Mexico. The effects in terms of environmental damage, human suffering, and economic hardship cannot be overstated, yet five years have passed and none of the perpetrators have been held accountable for their actions.

A drop in the ocean: Recovery projects worth $134 million proposed for BP oil spill

April 22, 2015, 9:50 am

Officials overseeing the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico have proposed 10 new recovery projects, worth $134 million. The funds are part of a $1 billion fund set aside by BP to deal with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst oil spill in US history.

Brent Coon calls BP oil spill settlement agreement a ‘buzzard,’ wants clients to opt-out

April 22, 2015, 9:46 am

One of Beaumont’s best known attorneys, Brent Coon, recently asked a federal judge to extend the BP oil spill settlement deadline and allow his clients to possibly opt-out.

BP Oil Spill MDL: Brent Coon Wants His Clients to Opt Out

April 22, 2015, 9:27 am

Class action plaintiffs who want to file economic and property claims in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill multidistrict litigation must do so by June 8. But Brent Coon of Brent Coon & Associates of Houston, who represents some 10,000 of those class members, is advising most of those clients not to file a claim; he has asked the court to extend a deadline, allowing his clients to opt out of the settlement.

People living along Gulf of Mexico still recovering from BP oil spill

April 20, 2015, 9:21 am

Despite five years of fines, settlements and criminal charges, the legal battle over the BP oil spill is far from complete. In 2010 an explosion on-board the Deepwater Horizon off shore drilling rig killed 11 people and led to the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

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