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Complimentary Webinar – Heat Wave: Causation Issues in Climate Change Tort Litigation

Posted on November 25, 2020

Complimentary Webinar

Heat Wave: Causation Issues in Climate Change Tort Litigation
Presented by Ryan Stifter, M.S. & Drew Howard, M.E.M. of Roux and
Stephen A. Swedlow, Anthony P. Alden, & Daniel Mach
of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 2-3pm EST

Increasingly, state and local governments are turning to the courts to shift the claimed cost burden of climate change adaptation. These governments have filed lawsuits seeking to hold energy companies liable under various tort laws (negligence, product liability, consumer protection, private and public nuisance) for the effects of climate change. In essence, they allege that the largest energy companies caused pervasive use of fossil fuels by concealing their products’ contribution to climate change. Despite early setbacks, the list of cases continues to grow.

This webinar will help attendees understand the legal and scientific issues surrounding establishing causation in climate change tort lawsuits. Our attorney panelists will explain the legal standards for establishing causation, while our economic experts will explain aspects of public goods and behavioral economics that present technical issues. Please use the link below to register:

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Roux Associates

Webinar Presenters

Ryan Stifter, M.S.Ryan Stifter, M.S.
Principal
Economic & Complex Analytics
Roux

Drew Howard, M.E.M.Drew Howard, M.E.M.
Managing Consultant
Economic & Complex Analytics
Roux

Stephen A. SwedlowStephen A. Swedlow
Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Anthony P. AldenAnthony P. Alden
Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Daniel MachDaniel Mach
Associate
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP