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ICYMI: Wall Street Journal editorial: “The Climate-Change Tort Racket”

A ground-breaking editorial in The Wall Street Journal over the weekend admonished the baseless public nuisance lawsuits that seek to blame manufacturers for the global issue of climate change, while enriching the trial attorneys who bring them. The editorial highlights that this vein of litigation has historically failed in courts: “No court has recognized common-law claims for injuries supposedly ….
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Climate Lawsuit Update: CA Judge Questions Trial Attorneys’ Use of Public Nuisance Law

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project is closely monitoring the state of play in California and other states in which misguided lawsuits have been filed.  Last week, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California heard a motion to dismiss the lawsuits filed against manufacturers by San Francisco and Oakland. We’ve ….
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ICYMI: MAP Hosts Roundtable with State Attorneys General on Public Nuisance Litigation

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project hosted a media roundtable with National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to discuss the troubling trend of baseless litigation against manufacturers. The attorneys general kicked off the roundtable discussing why they signed on ….
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Three Things to Consider as Schneiderman-Healey Investigation Continues

In a 48-page decision, U.S. District Court Judge Valerie Caproni dismissed ExxonMobil’s lawsuit seeking an end to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s “bad faith” investigation into the company.  Ironically, in response to Judge Caproni’s decision, Schneiderman called the company’s lawsuit “frivolous” and “nonsensical”—two terms that the Manufacturers’ Accountability ….
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Federal, State or Dismissal? Here’s the State of Play in the California Nuisance Lawsuits

A divergence in legal opinion emerged last week leaving more questions than answers in the California public nuisance lawsuits. Despite a decision in late February by Judge William Alsup to hear the San Francisco and Oakland cases in federal court, Judge Vince Chhabria of the same U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled that cases ….
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MAP Statement on Federal District Court Decision to Hear San Francisco Climate Case

MAP Statement on Federal District Court Decision to Hear San Francisco Climate Case Ruling “Should Be A Signal To The Plaintiffs’ Bar That This Approach Is A Legal Dead End” Washington, D.C. – The following statement was released by Lindsey de la Torre, executive director of the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Manufacturers’ Accountability Project ….
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Does Imperial Beach Mayor’s Participation in Climate Change Litigation Raise Conflicts of Interest?

Mayor Dedina participates on a panel at a Union of Concerned Scientists sponsored-conference in January at UCLA Imperial Beach, California Mayor Serge Dedina may have some explaining to do over his role in a controversial lawsuit. The part-time mayor’s full-time job is the executive director of WildCoast, an environmental advocacy group that he founded 17 ….
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ICYMI: The NAM’s CEO on Fox Business: “We are fighting against trial lawyers and politicians who want to take down manufacturing”

The first week of the National Association of Manufacturing (NAM) Manufacturing Tour 2018 wrapped up last week.  The NAM CEO and President Jay Timmons has made it clear the NAM will not stand for trial lawyers and opportunistic politicians looking to advance their positions in office to push misguided litigation that threatens one of America’s ….
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ICYMI Media Roundup: A New York State of Mind

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project is proactively fighting back against the efforts of politicians, trial lawyers and environmental activists determined to target manufacturers with frivolous lawsuits – we are not letting their actions go unchecked. In fact, the MAP launched an ad campaign this week highlighting the most recent attack launched by New York City Mayor ….
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