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MAP’s Goldberg Moderates Public Nuisance Panel at Lawyers for Civil Justice Meeting in New York City

Late last year, MAP Special Counsel Phil Goldberg moderated a Lawyers for Civil Justice panel, “The New Nuisance: The Re-Invention of Nuisance Law,” on recent attempts to dramatically expand the legal theory of public nuisance.  The panel examined how current public nuisance actions—including those over climate change—are completely detached from the traditional uses of the ….
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MAP’s Phil Goldberg Participates in Climate Litigation Panel Hosted by the Washington Legal Foundation

The flaws of municipal litigation to combat climate change was the theme of the June 15 Washington Legal Foundation webinar, which was titled “Climate Change Regulation by Litigation: Wise Use, or Misuse, of State and Local Resources.” The panel discussion featured MAP Special Counsel Phil Goldberg, who focused on the lack of any legal or ….
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MAP’s Phil Goldberg Participates in Georgetown Business School Panel on Addressing Climate Change Strategies

A menu of public policy options and private sector-led solutions exist to reduce carbon emissions. That was the central takeaway according to a panel of experts who participated in a May 18th panel hosted by the Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy. The panel, which included speakers with legal, legislative, and regulatory backgrounds, ….
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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Rejects Public Nuisance Claim Against Product Manufacturers

On May 5th, a Pennsylvania appellate court unanimously held that the tort of public nuisance does not make product manufacturers liable for downstream risks associated with products. The decision carries important implications for public nuisance litigation against manufacturers of products in other sectors, including in climate litigation. In the case, Atlantic Richfield Company, et al. ….
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ICYMI: RealClear Energy Op-Ed by MAP’s Phil Goldberg – “SCOTUS Should Review Climate Cases to Stop the Gaming of an Outdated Legal Doctrine”

RealClear Energy recently published an op-ed by Phil Goldberg, special counsel to the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project. The Supreme Court is considering whether to hear cases regarding the proper jurisdiction for climate lawsuits—federal or state court. Goldberg’s op-ed details the history of this litigation campaign; he noted previous administrations’ positions and past federal court decisions substantiating ….
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The National Association of Manufacturers’ Supreme Court Amicus Briefs Highlight Federal Nature of Climate Lawsuits

Over the past several months, the National Association of Manufacturers has filed amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, where many of the climate cases are now being appealed on the question of whether climate lawsuits against oil and gas companies should be heard in federal or state court. The Court has not decided whether ….
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MAP’s Phil Goldberg Joins Pepperdine University Panel on Climate Litigation

On October 27, Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy assembled a panel of experts to discuss and debate the shortcomings and merits of municipal climate litigation. This event, titled “Municipal Climate Litigation in California: Should the Courts or Policymakers Address Climate-Related Damages and Solutions?” was moderated by Pete Peterson, Dean of the School of Public ….
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