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The MAP Launches the First of Its Three-Part Podcast Series on Misguided Public Nuisance Lawsuits

The Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) launched the first episode of its new podcast series, “The Legal Landscape.” The three-part series is hosted by the MAP’s Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre, and each episode features a different guest who will provide in-depth insight into the baseless public nuisance lawsuits that have been filed against manufacturers. ….
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ICYMI Media Roundup: Motives Behind Acting New York AG Underwood’s Baseless Lawsuit and Meritless Public Nuisance Suits

Following Acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s baseless lawsuit against ExxonMobil, a number of scholars and news outlets highlighted the absurdity of Underwood’s actions.  Key highlights include: New York University Law Professor Richard Epstein authored a Forbes column analyzing Underwood’s meritless suit and explained why it should be dismissed. The Wall Street Journal Editorial ….
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Manufacturers’ Accountability Project To Lead Discussion on Misguided Public Nuisance Litigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in Boston, Manufacturers’ Accountability Project (MAP) Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre moderated a panel discussion hosted by the Federalist Society titled “Public Nuisance, Climate Change and Municipal Litigation.” The conversation focused on the growing trend of public nuisance litigation being filed against manufacturers by municipalities and states across the country. Panelists ….
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Manufacturers to Acting NY AG Underwood: Your Frivolous and Costly Lawsuit Will Fail

Washington, D.C. — In response to New York’s Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood filing a lawsuit today against Exxon Mobil, the Manufacturers’ Accountability Project’s Executive Director Lindsey de la Torre released the following statement: “Today’s lawsuit is simply the latest in a string of attempts to target manufacturers in America. Acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has picked ….
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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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