Courts Not Warming To Climate Change Torts

Law360, New York (May 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Several significant tort lawsuits have been filed by plaintiffs who seek damages allegedly caused by global warming. The most recent of these lawsuits received a splash of media attention and public interest. On Feb. 26, 2008, the governing bodies of an Alaskan Inupiat village of approximately 400 people filed a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court against dozens of oil companies, electric power companies, and coal mining interests.

Native Village of Kivalina and City of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corporation, et al. seeks up to $400 million...
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