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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 covered arguments both for and against this litigation, the legal theories at the core of these cases, the proper role of the courts in climate change litigation and what to expect as these lawsuits continue to move through the judicial system.


  • Prof. Steven Ferrey – Suffolk University Law School
  • Phil Goldberg – Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.; Director, Progressive Policy Institute Center for Civil Justice
  • Prof. Donald Kochan – Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
  • Prof. James R. May – Widener University Delaware Law School
  • Kenneth Reich – Kenneth Reich Law, LLC; Adjunct Professor, Boston University School of Law