Tag: Litigation

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 […]

Litigation Will Force Better Management and Disclosure of Climate-Related Risk

Litigation Will Force Better Management and Disclosure of Climate-Related Risk

A Quebec group is suing Canada’s federal government for violating the rights of young people by failing to tackle climate change.  In Juliana v. US, a lawsuit filed by young people against the US government for failing to limit the effects of climate change.  Crab fishermen are suing 30 oil firms over climate change.  Climate-related […]

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