The National Law Journal, Dec. 19, 2006 In March 2005, Eva Rowe's parents, James and Linda, were killed in a BP refinery explosion in Texas City, Texas – a disaster that killed 13 others and injured 170. She sued the company on behalf of herself and the estates of her parents. Last month, her attorney struck a settlement that has a rare twist: More than $32 million is not going to Rowe. BP Products North America Inc. pledged $32 million to five medical and educational institutions, including a $12.5 million gift to the burns unit of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. The deal also includes as much as $6 million in additional matching funds. Arenazas vs. BP Products North America, No. 05- CV-0337 (Galveston Co., Texas, Dist. Ct.). Rowe received a confidential settlement.