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Climate change case against Fonterra, Genesis and major corporates kicks off

Victoria Young
Mon, 03 Feb 2020

Victoria Young
Mon, 03 Feb 2020
Lawyers for Fonterra, Genesis Energy, Dairy Holdings, NZ Steel, Z Energy, NZ Refining and BT Mining all attended the High Court at Auckland this morning to fight off a claim by climate activist Mike Smith. Smith, chair of the Climate Change Iwi Leaders Group, argues the corporates are liable in public nuisance, negligence or other tort known as Rylands v Fletcher. He is also taking another claim against the government on a similar basis, which is at an early stage. The seven corporates have sought to strike out the claim early, saying...

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