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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 law firm file this same litigation on behalf of several municipalities and one state, and their copy-and-paste legal strategy has yet to succeed. But rather than accept defeat and abandon their baseless legal argument, these trial attorneys found a new class of plaintiffs, revealing that these lawsuits are nothing more than a politically-motivated attack against a critical part of our country’s workforce. These nuisance cases harm manufacturers, who are dedicated to finding meaningful solutions to the global issue of climate change. The San Francisco Superior Court should dismiss this misguided lawsuit.”


The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) will set the record straight and highlight the concerted, coordinated campaign being waged by plaintiffs’ lawyers, public officials, deep-pocketed foundations and other activists who have sought to undermine and weaken manufacturers in the United States. This campaign will pull back the curtain to expose these efforts and to hold key actors accountable in order to protect our members and American manufacturing workers. The MAP is a project of the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA), which serves as the leading voice of manufacturers in the nation’s courts. Visit us at