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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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NAM President & CEO Jay Timmons Highlights the Misguided Lawsuits Targeting Manufacturers in State of Manufacturing Address

Houston, TX – Today, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons delivered the 2019 State of Manufacturing Address at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. In remarks prepared for delivery, Timmons discusses the rise of misguided public nuisance lawsuits filed against manufacturers and highlights the role of the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project in ….
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NAM’s MCLA Announces Phil Goldberg as Special Counsel

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced the addition of Phil Goldberg as Special Counsel for the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP), an effort led by the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA), the NAM’s in-house legal arm and the leading voice of manufacturers in the courts. He will serve as a senior ….
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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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