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Paper trail puts the lie to MN AG Ellison’s Office denial it is using privately hired attorneys Well this is interesting. Courtesy of Legal Newsline, we see the remarkable claim by Minnesota’s Office of the Attorney General that it has not in fact brought in privately hired attorneys. This was in response to a question […]

“Climate Nuisance” Tort Firm’s Contingency Fee Agreement Surfaces in Minnesota

Within hours of Energy Policy Advocates filing suit against the Minnesota Office of Attorney General this morning (noted by Government Accountability & Oversight here), in part over a missing contract hiring an outside law firm to sue energy companies for climate change, the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget provided the group with the contract in […]

MN Attorney: Minnesota needs answers on Ellison’s Bloomberg-funded attorneys

Former Minnesota lawmaker and candidate for Attorney General Doug Wardlow wrote a piece in the weekend Duluth News-Tribune citing CLW, and records obtained by the government-transparency group Energy Policy Advocates. Exceprts include: “Brazenly using his office to advance a political agenda, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, together with the District of Columbia’s attorney general, filed […]

New Records Suit re Climate Litigation Industry: What Did Minnesota AG Ellison Know About “SAAGs” Work With Outside Activists & When Did He Know It?

Third Lawsuit against Minnesota AG Ellison Over Refusal to Release Records re Bloomberg-Funded “Special Assistant AG” Disclosures, Work with Pressure Group MARSHALL, MN – The public interest law firm Government Accountability & Oversight, P.C. (GAO), has filed a public records lawsuit in Minnesota state court against Attorney General Keith Ellison. This action, the third that the nonprofit […]

New Twist in Tangled Web of Minnesota “Special Assistant AG” Relationships

Revelation raises questions re disclosure, disqualification, viability of suit A new complication has emerged for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s climate litigation against the American Petroleum Institute, ExxonMobil and Koch Industries — already burdened by the appearance of orchestration with outside interest groups, and hints of work-for-tips. CLW now sees information revealing a pre-existing relationship […]