Lawsuit Warns Politicians That Climate Change Can Cost Them

May 23, 2014 9:03 PM

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Lawsuit Warns Politicians That Climate Change Can Cost Them

Insurance companies are suing Chicago-area municipal governments claiming that warning signs of climate change should have been enough to prompt better preparation for a 2013 deluge that led to significant flooding and damages.

The class-action lawsuit is being filed by Farmers Insurance Co. on behalf of itself, a host of smaller insurance companies, and a great many property owners whose homes were severely damaged by the flooding.

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