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ICYMI – NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and Associated Industries of Florida President and CEO Tom Feeney Call for Cooperation, Not Litigation, in Fighting Climate Change

To date, the string of misguided public nuisance lawsuits filed in multiple states has singled out only energy manufacturers. Yet they threaten to envelop the broader manufacturing sector, given their broad interpretation of the public nuisance legal theory, which, if accepted by the courts, could expose other manufacturers to liability in the future for merely ….
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Coalition of State Attorneys General Proves Strong Ally of Manufacturers

As the National Association of Attorneys General gathers in Washington, D.C., this week, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) would like to recognize staunch allies in the effort to defend manufacturers against misguided climate change lawsuits. A strong coalition of state attorneys general has been vocal in opposing these lawsuits, filing amicus briefs in several of ….
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Stacking the Deck in State Attorneys General Offices

The New York Attorney General’s attack on energy manufacturers should concern businesses and citizens everywhere. Her lawsuit is packaged as a state law enforcement action, but it was actually spurred by a privately-funded program that places outside lawyers into state attorney general offices and pays their salaries for the very purpose of bringing these suits. ….
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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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