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Climate Change: Where Regulatory Regimes Fail

Law360 (October 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court in San Francisco recently dismissed lawsuits against the world's leading automakers for their alleged contributions to global warming.

In late 2006, the State of California filed state and federal public nuisance claims in federal court against Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and the U.S. subsidiaries of Honda, Nissan, and Toyota.

The suits alleged that the companies were liable for the harm associated with global warming caused by vehicles they manufactured.

In California v. General Motors Corporation, et al., Judge Martin Jenkins granted defendants' Motion...
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