Global Warming Litigation Heating Up?

Law360, New York (October 13, 2009, 11:07 AM EDT) -- Earlier this year, we wrote about the various constitutional and common-law hurdles facing global warming claims against private defendants and how global warming litigation has so far not turned into the “next big thing” in mass tort litigation.[1]

However, the ground may have moved in this area last month following the Second Circuit’s landmark opinion in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co.,[2] where the court addressed — and dismissed — nearly every one of those hurdles and found that such suits could proceed under the federal...
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