Title
Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee Report
By
RothsteE
Description
77 ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION AND TOXIC TORTS 2009 Annual Report1 I. CLIMATE-BASED NUISANCE ACTIONS In a one-month span in the fall of 2009, three federal courts addressed whether plaintiffs may rely on nuisance law (among other causes of action) to redress plaintiffs’ claimed injuries resulting from defendants’ alleged contribution to global warming or climate change. Two federal circuit courts recognized standing for plaintiffs, but a federal district court declined to do the same. In Connecticut...

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