The 9th Circuit has granted California Attorney General Jerry Brown's motion to voluntarily dismiss the state's global warming lawsuit against six of the nation's largest automobile manufacturers. The order put an end to the lawsuit, which was the first of its kind when filed in 2006 against Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Nissan and Toyota. The suit claimed that the companies created a public nuisance under federal common law by contributing to global warming through the emissions from their automobiles.
California's Global Warming Suit Melts Away
The National Law Journal
June 26, 2009