Uncovered Documents Show Out-of-State Lawyers Stand to Make Millions on Minnesota Climate Lawsuit

New documents uncovered through an open records request provide fresh details about the millions of dollars a San Francisco law firm stands to gain if it prevails in a controversial climate lawsuit targeting oil and gas companies. These revelations raise even more questions about the Minnesota attorney general’s mysterious engagement with this particular law firm for the state’s climate lawsuit, as the records disclosed that their relationship was made official months before any notice was made public. What’s motivating this curious lack of transparency? Let’s dive in.

Sher Edling, the California law firm representing many of the municipalities and states that have filed climate change lawsuits against energy companies, could potentially earn hundreds of millions of dollars representing the state of Minnesota in its own climate tort case.

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