ed wrote:RCC: Act II wrote:gnome wrote:
I agree that lawsuits may not be the best way to get the money flowing correctly.
It could be, but the civil system for decades evolved in such a way to make this extremely cumbersome.
It is an interesting idea. If the suit gets past a motion to dismiss, the plaintiffs get discovery and if it gets to a jury have the opportunity to prove get a jury to agree in court these companies in part caused climate change.
Those are big "ifs" though.
The verdict is one thing. The opportunity to get industry people under oath might do for the industry's public profile the same it did for asbestos manufacturers and the tobacco industry.