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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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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 Denounce Baltimore Climate Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. – Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre released the following statement on today’s announcement by Baltimore that the city is suing manufacturers over discredited climate change allegations: “It’s time for politicians and trial lawyers to put an end to this frivolous litigation. Taxpayer resources should not be used for ….
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NAM Statement on Dismissal of New York City Lawsuit Targeting Manufacturers

Timmons Praises Dismissal of Third Climate Lawsuit in the Past Month Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement responding to U.S. District Judge John Keenan’s dismissal of the climate lawsuit filed by New York targeting manufacturers: “From the moment this baseless lawsuit was filed, manufacturers ….
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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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The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) Releases Reform Principles to End Baseless Litigation Against Manufacturers

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) Releases Reform Principles to End Baseless Litigation Against Manufacturers Reform Principles Include Transparency, Pre-emptive Legislation, Withdrawal of Lawsuits  Washington, D.C. –  On the one-year anniversary of the first climate lawsuit filed against manufacturers in California and as part of the ongoing effort to combat baseless litigation against manufacturers, the National ….
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