Status: Motions to dismiss granted. [ 06/12/2017 ]
Description: Lawsuit asserting Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims against environmental organizations alleging that false claims regarding anthropogenic carbon emissions' connection to climate change amounted to a criminal scheme.
Status: Defendants' motion for summary judgment granted in part, as it relates to claims against Competitive Enterprise Institute, and denied, in part, as it relates to claims against Rand Simberg, and plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment against the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Rand Simberg on the issue of falsity, and motion to strike their affirmative defense that their statements were not “substantively false” denied. [ 07/22/2021 ]
Description: Defamation action brought by climate scientist against authors and publishers of articles about scientist's work.