"With far less fanfare than it generated when it was launched, California's battle to hold six car companies liable for contributing to global warming has come to an end. In a ruling on Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted the state's June 19 motion for voluntary dismissal, ending California's three-year fight to extract hundreds of millions of dollars from the auto industry." [David Bario, AmLaw; Amanda Bronstad, NLJ] Our earlier coverage of the Bill Lockyer/Jerry Brown nuisance-law folly is here, here, here, and here.
Out with a whimper: California AG vs. automakers on global warming
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