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ICYMI – NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons Washington Times Op-Ed: Halting Misguided Litigation

National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons authored a Washington Times op-ed today that detailed the commonsense reform principles recently released by the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project to end the frivolous public nuisance lawsuits against manufacturers. Timmons writes about the growing trend of these climate lawsuits spurred on by trial lawyers looking for a ….
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ICYMI: Providence Journal Op-ed: Legal Expert Victor Schwartz Calls Climate Lawsuits “the Real Nuisance”

Today, the distinguished tort law expert Victor Schwartz provided a review in Rhode Island’s Providence Journal addressing how climate change lawsuits are themselves a meritless nuisance for our judicial system and democracy: “The bottom line is that climate-change cases have themselves become a public nuisance. They are essentially baseless attempts by public officials to extract ….
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The First Amendment Freeze Attempt Against Manufacturers

The freedom to express our opinions and openly debate public policies free from government retaliation is enshrined in our Constitution. But what happens when a few state attorneys general use the power of their office to chill those cherished First Amendment rights? It’s currently happening right now in ongoing investigations against manufacturers in New York and Massachusetts. The role ….
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ICYMI: MAP Co-Hosts Roundtable with California Mayors on Public Nuisance Litigation

Last week, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project and the California Manufacturers & Technology Association held a roundtable with California mayors marking the one-year anniversary of the first public nuisance-based climate lawsuits filed in the state. The roundtable featured discussion on the latest developments in the lawsuits, the effect of this baseless litigation on the manufacturing sector ….
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Manufacturers Announce Reform Principles to End Climate Litigation

Climate change is a significant public policy issue that should be addressed through meaningful legislative, regulatory, and technological solutions. In the midst of the current policy debate, manufacturers around the world are taking strong and meaningful steps to reduce their climate impacts. Manufacturers also support policies that establish an equitable platform to spur investment in ….
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Manufacturers’ Progress Jeopardized by Baseless Lawsuits

With the World Gas Conference underway this week in Washington, D.C., the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) is highlighting how manufacturers are leading the way in reducing their environmental footprint while providing jobs to millions of Americans. Recently, Real Clear Policy featured an opinion piece from MAP Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre that discussed how ….
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ICYMI: Big Apple Hypocrisy

“The Court Ought To Toss This Kitchen-Sink Case” On Sunday, the New York Daily News editorial board highlighted the hypocrisy of the public nuisance lawsuit filed by New York City against manufacturers earlier this year and urged the case be dismissed: Good thing the city’s private attorneys are working on contingency — for free unless ….
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