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Manufacturing Day: A Reminder that Modern Manufacturing is Part of the Solution

Today is Manufacturing Day 2018, a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers in America. Across the country, manufacturers are opening their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders to showcase the high-paying, high-tech career opportunities that are available to those who seek them out. Manufacturing Day is also ….
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During New York Climate Week, Activists Still Missing the Point on Public Nuisance Lawsuits

This week, New York City plays host to their tenth annual Climate Week. It is likely that discussion will at one point focus on pushing misguided, trial lawyer-driven public nuisance lawsuits against manufacturers. However, it should be noted that these lawsuits are failing while the energy manufacturers they target continue to grow the economy, support ….
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Despite Record of Losses, Trial Lawyers Still in Search of a Win on One Year Anniversary of San Francisco and Oakland Lawsuits

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of San Francisco and Oakland filing their public nuisance lawsuits targeting a handful of energy manufacturers. Since that time, other municipalities and one state have peddled the same misguided legal theories in front of judges across the country in search of headlines, press conferences and ultimately big paydays. To date, ….
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MAP, State Leaders Denounce Public Nuisance Lawsuits, Reinforce Benefits of Manufacturing

Last week, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), in partnership with the Louisiana Association for Business and Industry (LABI), held a briefing on the growing trend of public nuisance litigation being filed against manufacturers across the country, and particularly those cases against energy manufacturers. MAP Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre and LABI president and CEO ….
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ICYMI—Louisiana AG Jeff Landry: Climate Lawsuits Could Endanger Important Louisiana Industries

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry authored an op-ed in the Daily Advertiser warning the state’s residents of the dangers posed by baseless lawsuits against manufacturers. Landry recently joined fourteen other attorneys general in calling for these suits to be dismissed by the courts:  This legal history is just one reason I chose to join 14 ….
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ICYMI—Former Gov. George Allen Virginian Pilot Op-Ed: Nuisance Lawsuits Target Manufacturers in U.S.

Former Governor of Virginia and U.S. Senator George Allen authored a Virginian-Pilot op-ed this past weekend that highlighted the threat ongoing public nuisance lawsuits pose to the Commonwealth’s strong manufacturing base which had a total output of $42.12 billion in 2016, employing over 229,000 workers at an average annual compensation of $68,907. Calling the climate ….
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ICYMI – NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons Washington Times Op-Ed: Halting Misguided Litigation

National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons authored a Washington Times op-ed today that detailed the commonsense reform principles recently released by the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project to end the frivolous public nuisance lawsuits against manufacturers. Timmons writes about the growing trend of these climate lawsuits spurred on by trial lawyers looking for a ….
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ICYMI: Providence Journal Op-ed: Legal Expert Victor Schwartz Calls Climate Lawsuits “the Real Nuisance”

Today, the distinguished tort law expert Victor Schwartz provided a review in Rhode Island’s Providence Journal addressing how climate change lawsuits are themselves a meritless nuisance for our judicial system and democracy: “The bottom line is that climate-change cases have themselves become a public nuisance. They are essentially baseless attempts by public officials to extract ….
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The First Amendment Freeze Attempt Against Manufacturers

The freedom to express our opinions and openly debate public policies free from government retaliation is enshrined in our Constitution. But what happens when a few state attorneys general use the power of their office to chill those cherished First Amendment rights? It’s currently happening right now in ongoing investigations against manufacturers in New York and Massachusetts. The role ….
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