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U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Over the years, Brent Coon and Associates has been at the forefront of the efforts to uncover and expose the Chamber of Commerce’s hidden agenda of widespread national tort reform that closes the courthouse doors and strips citizens of their legal rights in order to provide Big Business with immunity from litigation. ​From a phony…

An Honest Look at the Dark and Troubled History of Asbestos

This page hosts the award-winning and must-see documentary for anyone affected by asbestos. America’s workers continue to suffer and die from asbestosis, mesothelioma and a number of asbestos related diseases entirely because of corporate greed. Sponsored by Brent Coon and Associates, you can now see the full documentary about the greatest tragedy of America’s workers.…

BRENT COON & ASSOCIATES FILES RESTRAINING ORDERS AND LAWSUITS OVER NEDERLAND GAS LEAK: NEW DETAILS UNCOVERED AND INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS INITIATED

The leak of deadly Hydrogen Sulfide gas and other dangerous chemicals at the Nederland Tank Wash resulted in vapor pouring into the atmosphere and flooding the neighborhoods with noxious and toxic fumes for almost a week now. Locals were eventually advised to either evacuate or shelter in place to reduce exposure risks. Local attorney Brent…

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…

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‘Pennies on the dollar’ – Port Neches residents, local lawyers say TPC plea deal doesn’t add up

By Courtney Pedersen Staff writer   TPC Group’s agreement to pay $30 million in penalties for violating the Clean Air Act could limit the money available for residents still caught up in legal limbo as a result of the company’s explosion in Jefferson County in 2019, according to two local attorneys representing local residents. The…

BREAKING: TPC to pay more than $30 million in criminal fines and penalties

Port Neches — The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency have announced the filing of a felony criminal charge and related civil complaint against TPC, with the company pleading guilty to violating the Clean Air Act and agreeing to pay more than $30 million in criminal fines and penalties linked to the devastating…

How Can a Beaumont Car Accident Lawyer Help Me?

While they are fairly common, all of us wish never to experience the consequences of a car crash. When the worst happens, however, it’s important to be prepared. Seeking legal assistance from a Beaumont car accident lawyer after your crash is a non-negotiable step. The way you recover from the crash is very much dependent…