October 2019 - Page 2 of 9 - Climate Litigation Watch

Did Massachusetts AG Just File a Tort Lawyer’s Slide Show as a Lawsuit?

These past two weeks CLW has documented how, just weeks her office took in a slide show presentation titled “What Exxon Knew” from a plaintiffs’ attorney touring OAGs looking for “a single sympathetic attorney general” to help out his flagging litigation campaign against the energy industry, Massachusetts’ AG Maura Healey announced an investigation into — […]

Update in GAO Suit for Bloomberg, Tort Bar Records

Amended Complaint Filed Against Massachusetts Attorney General After ‘Massachusetts Miracle’ CLW has reported that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office took in a January 2016 slide show from tort lawyer Matt Pawa titled “What Exxon Knew”, recruiting “a single sympathetic attorney general” to investigate the target of his tort litigation and start subpoenaing records; then […]

Bloomberg Government Ponders Collapse of #ExxonKnew

Excerpt: But as we explained in our preview of the trial in New York State Supreme Court, what was originally advertised as a frontal assault on Big Oil for fueling the planetary climate crisis has—over the years—been transformed into the kind of hair-hurting corporate accounting lawsuit more common to the courthouses just a few subway stops north […]

The Climate Change Litigation Campaign Next Stop? The U.S. House of Representatives.

From the Manufacturers Accountability Project The House Oversight and Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing Wednesday Oct 23rd titled “Examining the Oil Industry’s Efforts to Suppress the Truth about Climate Change.” Among the hearing’s witnesses are Harvard University professor Dr. Naomi Oreskes and Sharon Eubanks, former chief counsel for […]