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Companies face rising number of climate lawsuits

Companies face rising number of climate lawsuits

The number of climate lawsuits against corporations worldwide has surged, with over 230 cases filed since 2015, mostly after 2020.

Antonia Langford reports for The Guardian.

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Exploring the viability of suing oil companies for climate-related deaths
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Exploring the viability of suing oil companies for climate-related deaths

A new legal perspective raises the possibility of prosecuting oil companies for various types of homicide, excluding first-degree murder, due to their contributions to climate change.

Kate Yoder reports for Grist.

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Scientists and academics navigate the challenging world of expert testimony

In a recent exploration by Science, Dan Charles delves into the intricate role of scientists serving as expert witnesses in legal disputes, highlighting both the opportunities and challenges this responsibility entails.

Dan Charles reports for Science.

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Iowa counties await decision on pipeline ordinances amid legal battles

Several Iowa counties face legal challenges over ordinances restricting carbon dioxide pipelines, with outcomes hinging on federal appeals.

Jared Strong reports for Iowa Capital Dispatch.

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Michael Mann defamation lawsuit

Climate scientist triumphs in defamation lawsuit against bloggers

In a landmark case, climate scientist Michael Mann won more than $1 million in a defamation lawsuit against bloggers who falsely accused him of data manipulation.

Dino Grandoni reports for The Washington Post.

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The legal battles changing the course of climate change

Governments, fossil fuel firms and airlines are increasingly becoming embroiled in climate litigation. Isabella Kaminski analyses what difference this legal action is making.
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