Industry Urges High Court To Nix Global Warming Suit

Law360, New York (September 3, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT) -- Industry groups have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to shut down a suit that claims American Electric Power Co. Inc. and other utilities created a public nuisance and contributed to global warming through greenhouse gas emissions, arguing that the claims put industry at risk of liability without a defined standard.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's ruling, issued in September, amounts to a potentially dangerous expansion of tort liabilities to include "standardless" liability developed ad hoc in the courts, according to an amicus...
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