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Manufacturers Condemn New York City Climate Lawsuit on One-Year Anniversary

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Manufacturers’ Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the City of New York’s public nuisance lawsuit against manufacturers: “From the beginning, New York City’s baseless lawsuit against energy manufacturers has proven to be a misguided attempt to hurt ….
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Despite SCOTUS Decision, Mass. AG Investigation Likely to Fail, Says Manufacturers Group

Washington, DC – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision declining to hear ExxonMobil’s appeal of the Massachusetts Supreme Court’s April 2018 decision allowing Massachusetts Attorney General Healey’s investigation into the company’s climate change statements to move forward: “The decision by the ….
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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 to Plaintiffs: “Changing Lawyers Won’t Help Your Case in Misguided Climate Litigation”

Washington, DC – The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), an arm of the National Association of Manufacturers, responded to news reports that San Francisco and Oakland both replaced Hagens Berman with Sher Edling as its legal representation in the cities’ continued attempt to sue manufacturers over climate change: “The problem isn’t the quality of the law firm, ….
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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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