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  • Sandbags sit stacked along the seawall in Kivalina, Alaska, in September 2007. The island town has accused a handful of mostly U.S. energy companies of contributing to global warming though greenhouse gas emissions, which it says has rendered the town uninhabitable. (Associated Press)

    Virginia ruling aids Alaska climate suit

    The Virginia Supreme Court has handed down an unprecedented ruling on companies' liability for global warming-related damages — a first-in-the-nation decision that could portend massive consequences for energy companies and environmental lawyers.


  • Va. court sides with insurer in global warming case

    The Virginia Supreme Court ruled in favor of an insurance company Friday in the nation's first legal test of whether insurers may be liable for claims arising from global warming.


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