TITLE

Corner v. Murphy: The Fifth Circuit Grapples with Its Role in Hearing Climate Change Tort Claims

AUTHOR(S)
Stamas, Maria
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Ecology Law Quarterly;2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p711
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a court case wherein fourteen private citizens filed a case against 147 chemical and insurance companies in Mississippi. Plaintiffs claimed damages of property for the defendants' contribution to the increased sea levels and the Hurricane Katrina's ferocity. The court ruled that the claims did not present a nonjusticiable political question, however, the court permitted the plaintiffs access to discovery for them to establish their claims.
ACCESSION #
52547447

 

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