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Climate Litigation Finance Stunner: Documents Show Figure Paid to Finance ‘Contingency Fee’ Climate Cases Soared as Cases Mounted

After initial revelations raised tax, ethical questions, charitable foundation lists ‘contingency fee’ tort firm as both gift recipient and “highest compensated independent contractor” for nearly $5 million just in 2020 Is the total from a single pass-through now $7.6 million, or a mere $5.2 million for first four years of suits? ‘What did these politicians […]

Court Awards GAO $225,000 in Legal Fees Over Records Fight

Emails revealed Hollywood and other wealthy donors quietly financing law firm, with charitable foundation serving as pass-through for millions in “charitable grants” Financing raises disclosure, possible ethics and tax questions Late last month, the Superior Court for Los Angeles County awarded Government Accountability & Oversight $225,000 for local counsel James K.T. Hunter’s time spent litigating the California Public […]

California Court Orders Release of Public Records: Correspondence of Member of Plaintiffs’ Tort Team

GAO prevails in suit seeking records to educate on how public institutions come to be used, with whom: Academics involved in “going after climate denialism along with a bunch of state and local prosecutors,” Biden Administration lawyer also tied to judicial briefings on plaintiffs’ climate tort arguments The Superior Court of California for the County […]

Timely Court Filings Detail Climate Litigation Industry, Origins

CLW readers may have noticed the media cycle has subtly begun for next week’s House Oversight Committee climate change show-trial, as energy crises unfold worldwide and President Biden prepares to take 13 Cabinet members and no grants of legislative authority from Congress supporting his “climate” agenda to the annual “Conference of the Parties” in Glasgow […]

GAO Files Suit against University of California on behalf of CEI for Information on UCLA Law School Involvement with Climate Litigation Industry

For Immediate Release: November 8th, 2018 Contact Dave Mohel: (703)217-2660 [email protected] GAO Files Suit against University of California on behalf of CEI for Information on UCLA Law School Involvement with Climate Litigation Industry WASHINGTON, November 8th, 2018 – Government Oversight & Accountability’s (GAO) today filed suit against the Board of Regents of the University of California […]