ICYMI: The NAM Raises Concern Over Trend of Activist Lawsuits Against Manufacturers

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) declared in today’s Investor’s Business Daily that trial lawyers are “waging a reckless assault against manufacturers” in pursuing politically-motivated lawsuits. Linda Kelly, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the NAM and leader of the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action, authored the opinion piece that outlines how “legal crusaders” are using lawsuits to target energy producers for their own financial gain – a trend that has set a dangerous precedent for all manufacturers in America.

“Manufacturers’ jobs are on the line when lawyers run up litigation costs that can’t go into a worker’s paycheck. And every dollar spent defending against meritless attacks is a dollar not spent on innovation and game-changing revolutions that make our world healthier and communities safer,” writes Kelly.

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org..