HOUSTON–LAWFUEL – Legal News –Attorney Brent Coon, of Brent Coon & Associates, will depose Lord John Browne, the former CEO of British Petroleum (NYSE:BP), on Friday, April 4, beginning at approximately 10:00 AM CDT.
Plaintiffs in the Texas City Explosion litigation initially sought to depose Lord Browne in the summer of 2006. In October of 2007, after months of legal wrangling, Mr. Coon, the lead counsel in the ongoing Texas City Explosion litigation, argued the right to depose Lord Browne to the Texas Supreme Court. Now, more than 3 years after the explosion Lord Browne has been compelled to answer questions under oath regarding his knowledge about the explosion.
“15 people died at Texas City, and it is finally time for Lord Browne to stop hiding behind executive privilege and account for those deaths. It is our hope that the putting Lord Browne under oath today can finally provide some answers,” Coon concluded.
Key areas of inquiry will include:
Browne’s role in the alleged ordering of 25% worldwide refinery cost-cuts directly linked to the explosion and his personal awareness of unsafe plant conditions;
An explanation of numerous comments made by Lord Browne associated to the explosion and aftermath;
Browne’s involvement in the numerous post incident internal and external investigations.
The event is to be followed by a press conference at 3pm central.
Dial in information: 877-845-2478
Pass code: 654321
Additional information about the event, the press conference and case can be found at www.texascityexplosion.com.
About Brent Coon & Associates
Brent Coon & Associates was founded in 2001. Today, with 20 offices around the country, it is one of the largest trial law firms in the nation and the epitome of the 21st century law practice. The majority of the firm’s cases are referred from attorneys who have confidence in the firm’s integrity, expertise and solid work ethic. For more information, visit www.bcoonlaw.com. The firm serves as lead counsel to numerous legal matters, including the BP Texas City Explosion. For his efforts, Brent Coon received the Steven J. Sharp Award (national trial lawyer of the year) from the American Association of Justice, the Clarence Darrow Award, and the USMFW Humanitarian Award and was named one of Texas’ Super Lawyers for 2007.