Climate Change Nuisance Litigation
Emerging Trends and Defense Strategies for Global Warming Claims
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare counsel to identify and deal with the risks of climate change nuisance claims. The panel will review the substance and implications of key recent rulings and outline ways to neutralize and defend against such claims.
- Climate change nuisance litigation
- Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co.
- Comer v. Murphy Oil
- Native Village of Kivilina v. ExxonMobil
- Showing of injury
- Best practices to neutralize and defend nuisance claims
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What must plaintiffs demonstrate in order to pursue climate change nuisance claims for damages?
- How do recent federal court rulings impact climate change nuisance cases?
- What strategies can companies use to defend against claims of climate change nuisance?
R. Trent Taylor
Mr. Taylor focuses on defending complex tort and products liability cases with an emphasis on public and private... | Read More
Mr. Taylor focuses on defending complex tort and products liability cases with an emphasis on public and private nuisance litigation, environmental contamination suits, and food safety issues. His experience includes defending clients in class actions, MDL coordinated proceedings, nationwide mass tort litigation, and appellate cases involving complex scientific and medical issues. Mr. Taylor’s practice in recent years has been concentrated in the defense of novel claims brought by plaintiffs, including public nuisance, civil conspiracy, unjust enrichment, and deceptive trade practices.Close
Scott D. Deatherage
Thompson & Knight
He leads the Climate Change and Renewable Energy practice and advises on climate change and greenhouse gas legislation... | Read More
He leads the Climate Change and Renewable Energy practice and advises on climate change and greenhouse gas legislation and the effect on corporate strategy to manage risks and leverage opportunity. He is experienced in drafting environmental disclosure statements for Securities and Exchange Commission documents and assessing the impact of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act on such disclosures.Close
Christina M. Carroll
McKenna Long & Aldridge
She focuses on complex litigation including insurance, toxic tort, and environmental litigation. She counsels clients... | Read More
She focuses on complex litigation including insurance, toxic tort, and environmental litigation. She counsels clients on the potential risks and opportunities associated with climate change. She represents regulated businesses and government contractors facing personal injury, property damage, and CERCLA claims arising out of distribution of products or air, surface, or groundwater contamination.Close