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Summary of the Illinois Farmers Class Action Against Local Government

Author: Tanya Sinha

Author: Tanya Sinha

This Climate Planning Summary Paper provides a snapshot of a recent climate change-related class action filed by an insurer in the US against approximately 100 cities, villages and townships in the greater Chicago region (Cook County). The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages for negligent maintenance, failure to remedy known dangerous conditions, and illegal seizure of private property. This action highlights the potential cascading risks associated with climate change and serves as a wake-up call for all local governments and those who insure them.

To download a succinct summary of this interesting class action please click on the image or here