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MAP Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre in The Hill: Suing America’s manufacturers, calling them a ‘public nuisance’ won’t improve the environment

The Hill: Across the country, the jobs of manufacturing workers are being threatened by trial attorneys and politicians targeting manufacturers with baseless lawsuits based on the legal theory of “public nuisance,” attempting to hold manufacturers responsible for harms that are often far outside of their control. While trial lawyers have pursued such lawsuits for years, ….
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Media Roundup: Privately-funded, Politically-driven Partnerships Facilitate Acting New York AG Underwood’s Misuse of the Martin Act Against Manufacturers

Since 2015 a number of lawsuits and legal investigations have targeted energy manufacturers seeking to impose liability for the impacts of climate change. Acting New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood recently brought a dubious lawsuit under the Martin Act. This expansive New York state law is traditionally used to investigate financial crimes, yet the Acting ….
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Manufacturers Call for the Latest Misguided California Public Nuisance Lawsuit to be Dismissed

Washington, D.C. – In response to the public nuisance lawsuit filed against manufacturers by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations in California State Superior Court in San Francisco, Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre released the following statement: “Over the past year and a half, we have seen this very ….
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The MAP Celebrates a Year of Wins, But More Work Has Yet to Be Done

Since officially beginning one year ago, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) has tallied a series of wins in its campaign to push back on the baseless public nuisance lawsuits being filed against manufacturers all across the country. From exposing the legal flaws in these lawsuits at events across the country to seeing these suits dismissed ….
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ICYMI – NAM General Counsel Linda Kelly: SCOTUS Decision Likely to Encourage Efforts to Distort Public Nuisance Law

Municipalities across the country are bringing public nuisance lawsuits against manufacturers, seeking to win major paydays by holding them liable for perfectly legal business conduct and operations. Many sectors and companies have found themselves the target of this baseless litigation, from paint companies to energy manufacturers. In all instances, the claims are meritless and represent nothing more than ….
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The MAP Launches the First of Its Three-Part Podcast Series on Misguided Public Nuisance Lawsuits

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) launched the first episode of its new podcast series, “The Legal Landscape.” The three-part series is hosted by the MAP’s Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre, and each episode features a different guest who will provide in-depth insight into the baseless public nuisance lawsuits that have been filed against manufacturers. ….
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ICYMI Media Roundup: Motives Behind Acting New York AG Underwood’s Baseless Lawsuit and Meritless Public Nuisance Suits

Following Acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s baseless lawsuit against ExxonMobil, a number of scholars and news outlets highlighted the absurdity of Underwood’s actions.  Key highlights include: New York University Law Professor Richard Epstein authored a Forbes column analyzing Underwood’s meritless suit and explained why it should be dismissed. The Wall Street Journal Editorial ….
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Manufacturers’ Accountability Project To Lead Discussion on Misguided Public Nuisance Litigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in Boston, Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre moderated a panel discussion hosted by the Federalist Society titled “Public Nuisance, Climate Change and Municipal Litigation.” The conversation focused on the growing trend of public nuisance litigation being filed against manufacturers by municipalities and states across the country. Panelists ….
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Manufacturers to Acting NY AG Underwood: Your Frivolous and Costly Lawsuit Will Fail

Washington, D.C. — In response to New York’s Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood filing a lawsuit today against Exxon Mobil, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project’s Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre released the following statement: “Today’s lawsuit is simply the latest in a string of attempts to target manufacturers in America. Acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has picked ….
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