This week, Judge Karen Green denied Exxon Mobil’s motion to dismiss claims brought by Massachusetts under its Consumer Protection Act. The complaint alleges that Exxon Mobil both mislead Massachusetts investors in its marketing to them of Exxon Mobil securities and mislead Massachusetts consumers in its marketing of its products to those consumers. Judge Green rejected Exxon Mobil’s arguments that it was not subject to jurisdiction in Massachusetts with respect to these claims. … More
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State Climate Suits Really, Really, Belong in State Court When They Allege Misleading Statements To Investors
On Thursday, there was yet another opinion addressing whether state and local climate suits belong in state or federal court. This time, Judge William Young issued an opinion explaining his March bench decision to remand Massachusetts’ case against ExxonMobil to state court.
The Massachusetts case for remand was easier than in the cases seeking a remedy for climate change. The Massachusetts case does not make nuisance claims or seek a substantive remedy for the impacts of climate change. … More