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2019: The Year Climate Litigation Hit High Gear

 Thursday, January 2, 2020

 Climate Liability News

One of the busiest years yet for climate litigation, 2019 was highlighted by favorable decisions handed down by some of the world’s highest courts.

The U.S. Supreme Court kicked off 2019 by clearing the way in January for Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to continue her investigation of Exxon, and she eventually filed a climate fraud lawsuit against the oil giant in October.

The Dutch Supreme Court wrapped up the year in December by upholding the landmark ruling in Urgenda v. The Netherlands that said the government has a human rights duty to protect its citizens from climate change and must reduce the country’s emissions.

In between, Exxon stood trial for climate fraud and newly revealed documents showed how far the fossil fuel industry has gone—and continues to go—to deny and delay action on climate change.

There was also an uptick in attempts by companies and their trade associations to control the climate narrative and some downright dirty tricks targeted attorneys involved in climate litigation.

Key Insurance Coverage Decisions Of 2019

 Wednesday, December 18, 2019

 Risk Management Magazine

Workers’ Compensation Issues To Watch In 2019

 Friday, January 11, 2019

 Insurance Thought Leadership

Looking Ahead: The 2019 Risk Landscape

 Thursday, January 3, 2019

 Risk Management

Two Honda Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

 Thursday, August 30, 2018

 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety