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

View all Updates

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

Famed Attorney Brent Coon Plans to Hit SoCal Hard for the Porter Ranch Gas Leak

February 3, 2016, 5:06 pm

Brent Coon will begin to offer his expertise to attorneys already engaged with Porter Ranch residents, business owners, community association boards, city governments and developers. We will do everything possible to make Porter Ranch what it once was and we will hit SoCal hard for the damage they have caused.

Brent Coon Files Lawsuit and TRO Over Fire at Marathon Plant in Texas City

January 16, 2016, 12:31 pm

On Friday Jan 15th, Brent Coon and Associates flied a lawsuit, on behalf of Samuel Salache, including his Original Petition, Application for Temporary Restraining Order & Temporary Injunction and Request for Disclosure against Marathon Petroleum Company LP, Ray Brooks, and Innovative Ventilation Systems, Inc.

BP Wins The Powerball

January 14, 2016, 9:30 am

Not since the Great Bambino, Babe Ruth, called his shot back in the Game 3 of the 1932 World Series by majestically pointing to the wall before his historic home-run has such a bold prediction come true... Brent Coon claimed that each of the Powerball tickets he purchased for BP would win and his prediction rang true. Boom!

Brent Coon Buys Powerball Tickets for BP Executives in Hopes of Getting Clients Paid

January 12, 2016, 4:48 pm

On Tues, Jan 12th, 2016, Brent Coon purchased and mailed each of the individuals of the British Petroleum (BP) senior management team a U.S. lottery ticket for the upcoming drawing hoping to win a record jackpot prize of nearly $1.4 Billion dollars. Mr. Coon bought the tickets for BP under the condition that "any winning ticket will be donated by my firm in your name to my clients in dire straits."

Tax Appraisal Press Conference Postponement: Jefferson County Appraisal District Flip Flops Again and Will Concede Giving Depositions

January 5, 2016, 1:13 pm

The local press corps were notified yesterday (Monday, January 4) that a press conference had been tentatively arranged for this Wednesday at 10am at the offices of Brent Coon and Associates to discuss recent developments in the lawsuit pending against the Jefferson County Appraisal District.  The primary issues centered on the decision of the JCAD to refuse to allow Angela Bellard,  the Chief Appraiser in charge of assessments,  to give a deposition in the matter.   The JCAD has now had another change of heart and has agreed to provide Ms. Bellard for a deposition in the near future.

Southeast Texans remember Joe Jamail amid death

December 28, 2015, 9:13 am

Joe Jamail, the Texas billionaire who became the richest practicing attorney in the U.S. after winning jury verdicts in civil lawsuits that included a $10.5 billion award for Pennzoil Co. in its landmark case against Texaco Inc. during the 1980s, died on Wednesday. He was 90.

Washington corridor apartment complex sued over bed bugs

December 18, 2015, 8:55 am

Two Houston women are suing an apartment complex in the Washington corridor because of a alleged bed bug infestation earlier this year.

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.

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General Information Legal Articles

BP Wins The Powerball

January 14, 2016, 9:30 am

Not since the Great Bambino, Babe Ruth, called his shot back in the Game 3 of the 1932 World Series by majestically pointing to the wall before his historic home-run has such a bold prediction come true... Brent Coon claimed that each of the Powerball tickets he purchased for BP would win and his prediction rang true. Boom!

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.

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