Weeks after a federal judge in California ruled a climate lawsuit brought by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations belongs in federal court, the group has voluntarily dismissed its case. It appears that the plaintiff and its law firm Sher Edling would rather dismiss the case than risk an unfavorable defeat in federal court.
The move represents a blow to Sher Edling and the broader litigation campaign. The case was the sole lawsuit brought by a trade association and its dismissal shines a light on the law firm’s flawed strategy: bring as many cases from as many different angles as possible, regardless of their merits. It’s also the latest setback for cases in California, which have faced a number of struggles over the years – a reality that may have kept previous California attorney generals from filing.
Last week’s dismissal marks the end, for now, of PCFFA’s lawsuit.
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