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On a day when the United States District Court finds BP guilty of gross negligence, reckless disregard, and willful misconduct, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submits an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, siding with the foreign oil giant over its own business members and Local Chamber of Commerce affiliates.


The Chamber tells the Court that it “represents an underlying membership of more than three million U.S. businesses and organizations of every size, in every industry, and from every region of the country.”


However, as in the U.S. Fifth Circuit below, the Chamber intentionally conceals the fact that potentially thousands, if not tens of thousands, of its own members, and perhaps scores of Local Chamber of Commerce affiliates, have submitted and are pursuing Business Economic Loss Claims for compensation from BP under the terms of a detailed and agreed-to settlement through the Court-Supervised Settlement Program. 


Businesses should know that the Chamber has supported BP’s unjustified and misleading efforts to back out of its commitment to businesses in the Gulf Coast Region.


Businesses should ask themselves, their Local Chamber, and the U.S. Chamber, why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce favors the limited and selfish interests of a single foreign company over its own members?


Businesses should also ask themselves, their Local Chamber, and the U.S. Chamber, why the Chamber continues to conceal material facts from the Court?


For more information about the BP Settlement, visit www.thetruthaboutthebpsettlement.com.

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