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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. […]

New Text Messages Confirm Outsourcing of Law Enforcement, Academia to Activist Donors

Now that the United States Supreme Court has ruled on the Mayor and City of Baltimore “climate nuisance” lawsuit, sending that and (as a result) numerous other tort-bar driven initiatives back to federal district and appellate courts for reconsideration, several mileposts for this litigation campaign are fast approaching. As further judicial scrutiny of the climate litigation scheme awaits, CLW […]

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 […]

Prep the Judges, Lest Ye be Judged

More Institutions Enlisted in Climate Litigation March, Hint at Possible Climate “Criminal Litigation” Judicial Briefings beginning in 2019 Seemingly Prompted by 2018 Federal Court Setbacks Move to ‘Fact-Block’ What Judges Hear on “Climate” Reminiscent of Social Media’s “Fact-Checkers” Campaign Energy Policy Advocates’s website reveals a recent Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of […]