Speaking exclusively to The Mirror, Jeffrey explained how his firm joined forces with a number of others to go up against Purdue Pharma and other big companies. In the end, he said the total amount of settlements for their Opioid related claims is around $2.7billion (£2.1billion).
A state judge’s ruling this month that Montana’s energy project permitting laws violate constitutional rights to a healthy environment is a historic win that highlights how affirmative constitutional climate rights—also called green amendments—can be useful in the legal movement to stem emissions.
A county lawyer says the “heat dome of June 2021 is entirely different because it is irrefutably, scientifically caused by carbon pollution.”
Jeffrey B. Simon is part of a legal team taking on Big Oil over the 2021 Pacific Northwest Heat Dome disaster — and says the era of fossil fuel companies evading responsibility for their role in the climate crisis is ending.
In the past nine months, four law firms that specialize in corporate wrongdoing have filed lawsuits against oil and gas majors on behalf of local governments seeking compensation for the ravages of climate change. The filings signal that climate liability litigation — once mostly the domain of environmental firms and government attorneys — is drawing… Continue reading ‘Tipping point’: Asbestos, opioid lawyers enter climate fray
KNX In Depth’s Elsa Ramon and Rob Archer talk to attorney Jeffrey B. Simon on fighting corporate power and how he won Texas $1.8 billion from Big Pharma to help fight the opioid crisis. Simon is coming out with a new book called Last Rights: The Fight to Save the 7th Amendment.