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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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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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