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Despite Record of Losses, Trial Lawyers Still in Search of a Win on One Year Anniversary of San Francisco and Oakland Lawsuits

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of San Francisco and Oakland filing their public nuisance lawsuits targeting a handful of energy manufacturers. Since that time, other municipalities and one state have peddled the same misguided legal theories in front of judges across the country in search of headlines, press conferences and ultimately big paydays. To date, ….
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MAP, State Leaders Denounce Public Nuisance Lawsuits, Reinforce Benefits of Manufacturing

Last week, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), in partnership with the Louisiana Association for Business and Industry (LABI), held a briefing on the growing trend of public nuisance litigation being filed against manufacturers across the country, and particularly those cases against energy manufacturers. MAP Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre and LABI president and CEO ….
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ICYMI—Former Gov. George Allen Virginian Pilot Op-Ed: Nuisance Lawsuits Target Manufacturers in U.S.

Former Governor of Virginia and U.S. Senator George Allen authored a Virginian-Pilot op-ed this past weekend that highlighted the threat ongoing public nuisance lawsuits pose to the Commonwealth’s strong manufacturing base which had a total output of $42.12 billion in 2016, employing over 229,000 workers at an average annual compensation of $68,907. Calling the climate ….
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Former Virginia Governor and US Senator George Allen: Nuisance lawsuits target manufacturers in U.S.

As a former governor and senator for Virginia and working with business people in the private sector, I have had thousands of chances to see the strength of our commonwealth’s manufacturing sector and the competition they face in other states and countries. Today, manufacturing employs some 230,000 hardworking Virginians in well-paying jobs. The work of ….
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The Washington Times: Bloomberg accused of hijacking justice system with donor-funded climate-change prosecutors

With their busy schedules and tight state budgets, Democratic attorneys general have little in the way of time and resources to advance climate-change policies, which is where billionaire Michael Bloomberg comes in. The former New York City mayor’s fortune has bankrolled a year-long effort to place privately funded lawyers as “special assistant attorneys general” in at least ….
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MAP Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Public Nuisance Paint Case

Washington, D.C. – Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre issued the following statement in response to the amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court by a coalition of national trade associations and legal reform organizations in ConAgra Grocery Products Company, et al. v. The People of the State of California. The ….
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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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