When Cities Sue: The Standing of Municipalities in Nuisance Litigation to Combat Climate Change
Raymond H. Brescia
Albany Law School
May 1, 2012
GREENING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: LEGAL STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY, EFFICIENCY, AND FISCAL SAVINGS, K. Hirokawa & P. Salkin, eds., American Bar Association, 2012
In recent years, municipalities have been aggressive in their use of nuisance actions in efforts to address a range of societal ills. By initiative lawsuits designed to combat the distribution of illegal firearms, remedy the effects of the proliferation of predatory mortgage products and address the impact of climate change, cities have been trailblazers in these areas. This chapter addresses the standing of municipalities to bring such actions, with a particular emphasis on litigation around climate change.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: climate change, standing, civil procedure
JEL Classification: K11, K13, K32Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 2, 2012
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