Sunday, May 18, 2008

Global Warming Litigation

Conspiracy Theory outlines a potential landmark case for monetary damages against big oil companies.
The first tobacco suits were filed in the 1950s, but it wasn’t until 1988 that lawyers were able to find chinks in the industry’s armor. The first lawsuit to succeed was also the first to accuse the industry of conspiracy. It’s anyone’s guess whether climate-change litigation, when mapped to that time line, is closer to the 1950s or to 1988.

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