Auto Makers Seek To Derail Global Warming Suit

Law360, New York (March 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Six of the largest U.S. and Japanese auto makers urged a California federal judge Tuesday to throw out a lawsuit brought by the attorney general seeking millions of dollars for potential damage to the state from greenhouse gas emissions produced by their vehicles.

The auto makers moved to dismiss the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claiming that Attorney General Jerry Brown’s attempt to inject himself into the international debate over global warming by converting it into a tort lawsuit...
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