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Manufacturers: Law Schools Should Provide Balanced Discussion of Climate Litigation

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement on the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law hosting a climate litigation panel featuring only advocates of these lawsuits. The event is on the heels of a similar one-sided panel that took place last week ….
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Union of Concerned Scientists Events in Colorado Reject Consensus-Based Climate Solutions

Representatives from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) will appear in two forums in Colorado today and continue to push for more baseless climate lawsuits against manufacturers, despite evidence that such litigation does not solve our most pressing environmental challenges. Not only is UCS continuing to push for lawsuits, they are doing so in forums ….
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Manufacturers Respond to NYC Mayor’s Comments Assailing Skyscrapers Over Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — Phil Goldberg, Special Counsel for the NAM’s Manufacturers’ Accountability Project, issued the following statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s comment that buildings are “the number-one cause of emissions” in New York City: “Mayor de Blasio’s recent comment that the number-one cause of greenhouse gas emissions in New York City is its buildings underscores the very ….
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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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