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New Report: “Dangerous Trend” of Agenda-Driven Groups Paying Salaries of State Government Attorneys and Policy Employees

Farming out police powers of the state to private interest groups demonstrates a clear misuse of government authority. In a new report, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) calls out arrangements where private agenda-driven groups embed attorneys and policy experts within state government offices. The private groups pay the salaries of the attorneys and policy ….
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ICYMI: San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed – Suing Energy Producers Over Climate Change Won’t Help

After the National Association of Manufacturers filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the brief’s author, MAP Special Counsel Phil Goldberg, took manufacturers’ case to Bay Areas readers in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed. He emphasized how the wave of frivolous public nuisance litigation is the wrong approach ….
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Manufacturers to New York: Let’s Work Together on Climate Change

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project weighed in today on a New York General Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation hearing that examined “how best to address the impacts of climate change on communities and the work force.” In testimony submitted to the Committee, the MAP’s Special Counsel Phil Goldberg focused on manufacturers’ efforts to reduce their ….
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NAM Calls on U.S. Court of Appeals to End Baseless Climate Change Tort Litigation; Urges Cities to Work with Manufacturers on Real Solutions to the Climate Change Problem

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers filed an amicus brief today in support of manufacturers targeted by Oakland and San Francisco with baseless litigation that seeks to hold a handful of companies liable for global climate change. This case was dismissed by the Honorable Judge William Alsup in June, 2018. In his 16-page opinion, Alsup ….
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Fort Lauderdale Rejects Lobbying Effort to Join Failed, Baseless Climate Litigation

Manufacturers applaud Fort Lauderdale for refusing to join baseless litigation against energy manufacturers over climate change. “We have no intention of filing a lawsuit,” Fort Lauderdale city attorney Alain Boileau told the media on May 6th, as reported in the Florida Record, Florida Politics, and the Daily Caller. The announcement comes despite intense lobbying by ….
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Union of Concerned Scientists Events in Colorado Reject Consensus-Based Climate Solutions

Representatives from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) will appear in two forums in Colorado today and continue to push for more baseless climate lawsuits against manufacturers, despite evidence that such litigation does not solve our most pressing environmental challenges. Not only is UCS continuing to push for lawsuits, they are doing so in forums ….
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ICYMI: Momentum Increasing in the Fight Against Climate Litigation

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project is highlighting key developments in the fight against baseless climate litigation. The MAP has posted several recaps covering a recent congressional hearing on state and local officials’ efforts to combat climate change and two key reports from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform on the trend of public nuisance litigation ….
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New Report Offers Solutions to Deter Municipal Litigation Against Manufacturers

The concerning trend of public nuisance litigation against manufacturers across the country “warrants close scrutiny,” as these municipal suits “have a number of significant consequences beyond the outcomes of individual cases,” argues a recent report from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, “Mitigating Municipality Litigation: Scope and Solutions.” “The incentives that drive municipal litigation ….
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