The Next Wave Of Climate Litigation Has Arrived

Law360, New York (September 9, 2016, 3:52 PM EDT) -- Sharon Eubanks

Allison Kole Adding a new layer to climate liability, companies can and should be held accountable for deceptive acts and misinformation campaigns surrounding the existence and impacts of climate change. As demonstrated by recent investigations, court filings and judicial orders, established theories of liability provide a fresh avenue for justice for those who will be facing the brunt of climate change impacts. These impacts have arguably been caused in part by the very same companies that intentionally spread misinformation and discouraged any mitigating steps that might get in the way of business as usual.

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