Add the District of Columbia to the jurisdictions that will not release contracts for filing ‘contingency fee’ climate lawsuits which— the public record provides more than ample reason to conclude— are already being privately financed. As GAO’s request makes clear in this instance, there’s not only no good reason for this but it runs contrary […]
Newly obtained records withheld for seven years reveal NYAG attorneys abandoned misgivings about pre-packaged “subpoena suggestion” after months of activists’ climate-lawsuit lobbying “[M]aybe he can come to see that he’s wrong” met “Please do know that I want to find a way on this as much as you do”, and politics carried the day This week, […]
The New Jersey Attorney General has filed its privilege log with the court, in Government Accountability & Oversight’s OPRA suit seeking OAJ’s contract with the law firm behind most governmental “climate” lawsuits, Sher Edling LLP. As the cover letter indicates, OAG has also filed its contracts under seal for the court to review. That is […]
At a hearing yesterday discussing GAO’s OPRA suit, cited here, the court ordered in camera review of the contract portions of which the New Jersey AG’s Office thinks the public should not see. Transcript to follow, followed at some point by a ruling.
Read GAO’s Reply in Support of its Motion to Show Cause in GAO v. OAG under New Jersey’s Open Records Act (OPRA). This action seeks an unredacted copy of New Jersey’s agreement with a litigation firm to file the Garden State’s entry in the cavalcade of climate lawsuits by progressive-led political offices chasing a “sustainable […]