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Climate Change Litigation: The Targets, the Cases, and What You Need to Know to Prepare

Recorded on: Oct. 20, 2017
Running Time: 01:05:25

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Taken from the briefing Climate Change Litigation:  The Targets, the Cases, and What You Need to Know to Prepare recorded October 2017 in New York.

The United States has seen an influx of climate change-related litigation even before the recent spate of severe weather from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. This litigation is fueled by the dual perceptions that climate change impacts are increasing and the Federal government under the Trump administration does not plan to take serious action to address the alleged causes of climate change. As a result, local governments and environmental groups are increasingly looking to the courts as a mechanism to address climate change. This One-Hour Briefing will summarize recent case developments in climate change litigation, offer insights into the future of these types of claims, and provide an overview of considerations for companies that may face these types of claims in the future.

Lecture Topics  [01:05:25]

Listen to Thomas G. Allen, Michael S. McDonough, Christopher J. McNevin and Mark J. Plumer from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as they address:

  • The current status of climate change litigation in the United States – the cases, the theories, and the key legal issues
  • The federal question issue and the potential outcome of preemption arguments for climate change suits
  • Potential targets of future litigation and strategies for addressing the litigation risks posed to companies
  • Issues for insureds and the intersection between insurance coverage and climate-related claims

Presentation Material

  • Climate Change Litigation
    Thomas G. Allen, Michael S. McDonough, Christopher J. McNevin, Mark J. Plumer
  • Extreme Weather Fuels Increasing Trend of New Climate Change Litigation
    Thomas G. Allen, Michael S. McDonough, Christopher J. McNevin, Mark J. Plumer
Speaker(s)
Thomas G Allen ~ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Michael McDonough ~ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Christopher J McNevin ~ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Mark Plumer ~ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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