17 December 2010

texas lawyer causes stir in bp hearing by introducing 7 million docs from previous class action

via twitter @louisianarecord


Beaumont, Texas lawyer Brent Coon caused a bit of a stir during Friday's status conference for the multi-district litigation (MDL) regarding the BP oil spill when he introduced around seven million documents from a previous class action against BP.

Coon, who serves on a plaintiffs discovery committee, spoke at the end of a hearing in U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's courtroom at the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Wearing a brown blazer and jeans, Coon said that the plaintiff steering committee asked to go through the files from discovery he conducted while representing plaintiffs in a suit regarding an explosion at BP's Texas City refinery.

The files were contained on an external computer hard drive that Coon brought to the hearing.

"I'm not sure what just happened," Barbier said after Coon had presented the hard drive. ~ read more