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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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New Report Highlights Abuse of Public Nuisance Litigation Against Manufacturers 

The ongoing surge in public nuisance litigation filed against manufacturers by municipalities across the United States is a “uniquely potent weapon” when wielded improperly by governmental entities and the trial lawyers representing them, according to a recent report by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. “Waking the Litigation Monster: The Misuse of Public Nuisance” explains ….
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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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