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RIP the Curious “Missing Link” Claim

New Emails confirm MN AG Ellison lawsuit was Rockefeller Family Fund, green group’s “joint project” CLW readers may recall U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York Valerie Caproni’s dismissal three years ago of ExxonMobil’s suit against the NY and MA attorneys general for unconstitutionally pursuing them to silence speech they don’t like. Judge […]

New AG Secrecy Pact Supports Claim that AG Lawsuits are the Fishing Expeditions Requested by Tort Bar

Some months ago it occurred to CLW that none among the various secrecy pacts that had emerged among “climate” state attorneys general purported to cover the new breed of state attorney general lawsuits against energy companies, prioritizing claims of consumer deception over the original claims of public nuisance and investor fraud which had stumbled in the courtroom. […]

MN OAG Used Bloomberg-provided Attorney in Coordinating with Outside-Activists to Tout Climate Suit

From records produced by the Minnesota Office of the Attorney General, Leigh Currie — an outside activist and one of two lawyers provided by a Michael Bloomberg group to file a lawsuit against energy companies — was also tasked with helping the Office’s “outreach” and media folks prep surrogates to promote the filing of that […]

Minnesota Vice

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 […]