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Federal report analyzes possible cause of TPC explosion amid litigation

PORT NECHES, Texas — Lawyers have filed more than 500 individual lawsuits since the TPC explosion. One year after the explosions, litigation is in early stages, with pre-trial hearings happening jointly in Orange County, which allows lawyers on both sides to talk about logistics. This week, TPC Group said the company has settled more than…

TPC lawsuits begin in Orange courtroom

The nearly year-ago explosion at the TPC Group’s chemical plant in Port Neches that blew out windows, front doors, brought ceilings tumbling down in hundreds of homes and ruined Thanksgiving weekend for thousands was mostly a Jefferson County event. But don’t’ tell that to 128th District Court Judge Courtney Arkeen. Her office is overseeing the hundreds…

First pre-trial hearing held Monday for 530 TPC explosion-related lawsuits

Court proceedings started on Monday in the first pre-trial hearing related to the TPC Group facility explosion in Port Neches. Judge Courtney Arkeen presided over the first hearing about 10 months after the plant exploded in late November 2019. Arkeen told 12News Monday allowed lawyers on both sides to meet and talk about logistics. As…

OSHA levies fines against TPC, alleges willful violations

TPC Group faces $514,692 in fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and is accused of three willful violations — the most severe and rare category used by the agency — after OSHA concluded its investigation into the Nov. 27 plant explosion in Port Neches. OSHA announced its conclusions Wednesday, giving some of the…

Brentwood Entertainment Complex: Facility open to general public during pandemic

  The Country Club of Texas golf facility in Beaumont is opening to outdoor park use for the residents of Jefferson County during the shelter in place practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The golf course has 5 miles of paved sidewalks and 150 acres of land with an abundance of trees, landscaping, ponds, and…

Brent Coon and Associates Law Firm wins $1.3M Railroad Worker Verdict

  Following an eight-day jury trial in Visalia, CA, a Tulare County jury awarded Dennis Jordan $1.3M in damages. The case was tried by Brent Coon and Associate’s (BCA) California counsel James Morris and concluded March 01, 2020.  The case was filed against his employer, Union Pacific, under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). The…

Attorney Brent Coon comments on Jefferson County seeking other remedies on TPC Group

The next Town Hall meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 10th at 5:30PM. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Port Neches, located at 700 Central Drive, Port Neches, TX 77651. Thursday, February 27, 2020: As much as half the fines expected to be collected from TPC Group for eight…

Brent Coon & Associates – Other Law Firms fight venue change for TPC case

Jefferson County law firms representing clients impacted by the Nov. 27 explosion at TPC Group in Port Neches are fighting a motion by the company they say could move their civil claims cases to another jurisdiction. The company, represented by Baker Botts, filed a motion in January to pause all court activities involving the case…

New Developments In The Harvey Addicks And Barker Reservoir Case

A decision was announced on December 17, 2019  by the Judge in reservoir litigation in the United States court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC. The decision followed a 10 day trial that was held in Houston, TX starting May 6, 2019. This was the very first trial of the first 13 “test” or “bellwether”…

BCA represents widow of first TPC related death

The widow of a man who is the first and potentially only person to have reportedly died as a result of the TPC Group explosion is announcing her intent to sue the company. Darlene Fontenot’s husband Trent had a heart attack shortly after last week’s blast, according to Attorney Brent Coon. She was one of…

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