U.S. Climate Litigation Article

Dear Colleagues: Some of you may recall that about a year ago we posted (and later published in ELI’s ELR) a short description and analysis of an empirical study we conducted of climate change litigation. In a new article for law journal publication, we have extended the study to include all cases filed in 2010 and updated the status of all other litigation matters in the study, and we have greatly expanded the empirical, analytical, and normative scope of the discussion. There are now 201 active and resolved litigation matters in the study coded for status and characteristics through Dec. 31, 2010. You can find the article here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1762886 We would welcome your comments on the study, as well as suggestions for what other empirical questions we could tease out of the data that might be of interest. Although we submitted the manuscript to journals this week, we undoubtedly will have plenty of time to keep refining it. We are also putting the database into a user-friendly format for posting on a public URL and will let anyone interested know when we’ve done so. Thanks for any comments, and all the best, J.B. Ruhl & Dave Markell

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