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ICYMI – Local Leader Pushes Back against Baseless Lawsuits in California

Baseless public nuisance litigation targeting manufacturers has motivated a mayor in California to speak out in a recent op-ed, noting that the same law firm—Hagens Berman—is orchestrating these profit-motivated lawsuits. Mike Posey, mayor of Huntington Beach, California, recently authored a California Political Review op-ed highlighting his participation at a roundtable in Orange County hosted by ….
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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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MAP Praises 12 State Attorneys General for Supporting Manufacturers Against Baseless Lawsuit in King County, WA

Washington, D.C. — After 12 state attorneys general filed an amicus brief in defense of manufacturers in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Manufacturers’ Accountability Project Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre released the following statement: “Once more, a strong coalition of state attorneys general have joined together to support manufacturers against ….
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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—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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Former Virginia Governor and US Senator George Allen: Nuisance lawsuits target manufacturers in U.S.

As a former governor and senator for Virginia and working with business people in the private sector, I have had thousands of chances to see the strength of our commonwealth’s manufacturing sector and the competition they face in other states and countries. Today, manufacturing employs some 230,000 hardworking Virginians in well-paying jobs. The work of ….
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