Tag: Climate Law

Climate Change Litigation Mounts as Companies Face Increased Exposure

Climate Change Litigation Mounts as Companies Face Increased Exposure

Over 1,200 climate change cases have been filed in more than 30 jurisdictions against governments and corporations, including 950 in the United States, according to a newly released report by the global law firm Clyde & Co. Cases filed in the US, Australia, the UK, the EU, New Zealand, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and India either […]

Corporate Directors Facing Increased Exposure to Climate Change Litigation

Corporate Directors Facing Increased Exposure to Climate Change Litigation

Corporate directors face an increasing climate liability exposure, according to an updated legal opinion by an Australian think tank, the Centre for Policy Development (CPD). The original 2016 legal opinion by Noel Hutley SC and Sebastian Hartford Davis found that it was “likely to be only a matter of time before we see litigation against a director who has […]

Shareholders Sue U.S. Corporation for Improper Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities

Shareholders Sue U.S. Corporation for Improper Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities

Shareholders and investors are increasingly asking for more information on environmental risks and liabilities. Investors in the United States filed a securities class action lawsuit claiming that a Florida-based corporation misled them by providing inadequate information about the company’s environmental clean-up costs. The lawsuit names Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM), a company specializing in the production of […]