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Legal/Scientific Case for Recovering Climate Change Damages in Minnesota
October 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
About this Event:
The University of Minnesota Law School’s Environmental and Energy Law Society invites you to an event that will discuss the growing number of lawsuits brought by local and state governments against fossil fuel companies for climate change-related adaptation damages under consumer protection, products liability, and nuisance theories, among others. These lawsuits are currently in various stages of litigation in state and federal courts. This event will discuss the merits of these suits as well as the viability of similar claims for climate change-related damages under Minnesota law.
Tuesday, October 15th
3:00 – 6:30 p.m. CT
University of Minnesota Law School, Room 25
229 – 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
This event is free and open to the public.Register through Eventbrite.
Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General; https://www.ag.state.mn.us/Office/AGBio.asp
Alexandra Klass, University of Minnesota Law School, Distinguished McKnight University Professor; https://www.law.umn.edu/profiles/alexandra-klass
J. Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy, Science Policy Director; https://fresh-energy.org/staff/j-drake-hamilton/
Dr. Gabe Chan, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Assistant Professor; https://www.hhh.umn.edu/directory/gabriel-chan
Vic Sher, Sher Edling LLP, Partner; https://www.sheredling.com/team/vic-sher/
Dr. Stephen Polasky, University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics, Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics; https://cbs.umn.edu/contacts/steve-polasky
3:00 to 3:10 — Welcome Remarks — University of Minnesota Law School
3:10 to 3:30 — Introductory Remarks — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison
3:30 to 5:00 — Panel Discussion — Alexandra Klass (moderator), J. Drake Hamilton, Dr. Gabe Chan, Vic Sher, Dr. Stephen Polasky
5:00 to 6:30 — Reception
University of Minnesota Law School’s Environmental and Energy Law Society
Center for Climate Integrity
Union of Concerned Scientists
This event has applied for CLE accreditation in the amount of 2 standard credits.