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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Calls for an SEC Investigation Regarding Potential Wrongdoing

The NAM’s Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) is calling on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate potential wrongdoing committed by eight California municipalities and New York City in their municipal bond offerings. These nine municipalities have brought lawsuits seeking damages from manufacturers for the impacts of climate change on their cities. These claims ….
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E&E News: Oil companies say climate lawsuits were shopped around

The oil industry is hitting back after being sued for climate damages by California cities and counties. The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), an oil industry supporter, demanded a swath of records from the municipalities that sued more than 20 oil companies. Citing a state public records law, MAP asked for paperwork, cellphone records, reports, memos, ….
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Three Things to Consider as Schneiderman-Healey Investigation Continues

In a 48-page decision, U.S. District Court Judge Valerie Caproni dismissed ExxonMobil’s lawsuit seeking an end to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s “bad faith” investigation into the company.  Ironically, in response to Judge Caproni’s decision, Schneiderman called the company’s lawsuit “frivolous” and “nonsensical”—two terms that the Manufacturers’ Accountability ….
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Federal, State or Dismissal? Here’s the State of Play in the California Nuisance Lawsuits

A divergence in legal opinion emerged last week leaving more questions than answers in the California public nuisance lawsuits. Despite a decision in late February by Judge William Alsup to hear the San Francisco and Oakland cases in federal court, Judge Vince Chhabria of the same U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled that cases ….
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The Guardian: Can climate litigation save the world?

Global moves to tackle climate change through lawsuits are poised to break new ground this week, as groups and individuals seek to hold governments and companies accountable for the damage they are causing. […] Industry lobby groups are also mobilising against climate litigation in the US, with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) launching a campaign against “politically ….
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Townhall: Environmentalists May Be the Biggest Climate Culprits of All

Recently, the American people have witnessed a rash of lawsuits targeting energy companies for their alleged role in causing climate change. As the National Association of Manufacturers has revealed, as part of its “Manufacturers’ Accountability Project,” these lawsuits are fueled (as it were) by massive lawyers’ fees. For example, a contract between trial lawyers and ….
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Legal Newsline: Manufacturers group continues transparency initiative with records request to Richmond, the latest climate change plaintiff

In an effort to defend energy manufacturers against climate liability lawsuits, the Manufacturers Accountability Project has filed a California Public Records Act with many of the cities and counties regarding their contact with private attorneys working on contingency fees. MAP, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers, most recently filed a request for documents and ….
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Washington Times: Climate activists pick taxpayer pockets to take down Big Oil

As executive director of the environmental group WildCoast, Serge Dedina for years has worked to reduce carbon emissions and protect the world’s oceans and ecosystems from the effects of climate change. In his other role as mayor of Imperial Beach, California, Mr. Dedina is lending the power of his government to a legal assault on oil companies, with municipalities on ….
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MAP Statement on Federal District Court Decision to Hear San Francisco Climate Case

MAP Statement on Federal District Court Decision to Hear San Francisco Climate Case Ruling “Should Be A Signal To The Plaintiffs’ Bar That This Approach Is A Legal Dead End” 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 ….
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