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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. […]

Of Smoking Guns and Just So Stories

As SCOTUS hearing in City of Baltimore nears, documents old and new raise serious doubts about plaintiffs’ claims  The United States Supreme Court will hear Mayor and City of Baltimore v. BP p.l.c., next Tuesday, the first case in an epidemic of coordinated climate litigation to make it to the Court.  While this “climate nuisance” […]

EID: LAWSUITS SEEK TRANSPARENCY ON COORDINATION BETWEEN STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OFFICES AND OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

From Energy In Depth: Last week, two state attorneys general spearheading the climate litigation campaign against energy companies, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, were sued by government watchdogs for refusing to turn over records regarding their coordination with outside organizations. … Since the comprehensive failure of the New York attorney general’s […]

Weaponization of Law Enforcement — A Timeline

The below timeline affirms it is acceptable for an AG to launch investigations into, e.g., the renewable energy or climate industry at the request of trial lawyers October 2012: La Jolla meeting proceedings published. Plaintiffs’ attorney Matt Pawa calls for “a single sympathetic attorney general” to begin subpoenaing records of private parties targeted by climate […]