Served as lead class action defense counsel for BP America Production Company in six class actions, including two jury trials to verdict against certified classes of royalty claimants.
Scott Barker has been lead class action defense counsel for BP America Production Company in six class actions over the past decade, including two jury trials to verdict in March 2011 and September 2013. In the most recent trial to verdict, plaintiffs alleged over $2 billion in unpaid royalties and interest. By the time the jury finished deliberating, it awarded only $40 million, including interest.
In another case for BP, our team defeated class certification in an action alleging class damages in excess of $1 billion, and we then successfully tried the named plaintiffs' claims to a federal jury in New Mexico.