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Daily Camera: Boulder County and Boulder add ‘civil conspiracy’ to climate change lawsuit

Boulder County and the city of Boulder have amended their climate change lawsuit against two fossil fuel producers to add another cause for the action, alleging that both ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy engaged in a “civil conspiracy.” In nearly identical language as it applies to both defendants, the Boulder governments — along with co-plaintiff San ….
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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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Manufacturers Support Dismissal of Baseless New York City Lawsuit

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 (MAP) ahead of tomorrow’s hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on the defendants’ motion to dismiss the climate lawsuit filed by New York ….
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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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Manufacturers to Mayors: Stand Up Against Trend of Baseless Litigation

Washington, DC—Today, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), an arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), joined 26 state manufacturing groups in delivering a strong message to the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) encouraging mayors across the country to stand up against trial attorneys and politicians who seek to punish the job creators and energy ….
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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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MAP Commends State Attorneys General for Defending Manufacturers Against Baseless Lawsuits in New York

Washington, D.C. — In response to fifteen state attorneys general filing an amicus brief in support of manufacturers before Judge John Keenan in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Lindsey de la Torre, Executive Director of the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), released the following statement: “Once again, 15 state attorneys ….
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Western Wire: Manufacturers Strike Back At Climate Lawsuits: Frustrating And Costly

Legal experts and manufacturers said climate change lawsuits like the one recently filed by Boulder and San Miguel counties and the City of Boulder against ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy would prove frustrating, costly, and time-consuming. “Is it [litigation] the most efficient way of going about doing it?” Rep. Cole Wist (R-Centennial), Assistant House Minority Leader ….
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Legal Newsline: Op-Ed: Attorneys general as political ambulance chasers: America’s energy policy should be decided by legislation, not litigation

There is a new phenomenon sweeping America. Attorneys general have become ideological ambulance chasers, racing to court to file politically motivated lawsuits seeking to mandate policies too extreme and unpopular to win the support of Congress, state legislatures, or the public. From protecting sanctuary cities to demanding greater federal overreach into state affairs, certain AGs ….
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Inside Sources: California Climate Change Cases Growing Even More Confusingly Intertwined Before Key Hearing

The stakes are rising for climate lawsuits filed by several California cities as more voices are weighing in before a crucial hearing scheduled for Thursday. A web of inter-related lawsuits has tried to make major energy companies, including Exxon and Suncor, and manufacturers financially liable for harms caused by climate change. The hearing is an ….
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