Exxon Loses Jurisdiction Fight in Massachusetts Climate Suit (1)

March 17, 2020, 8:03 PM

Exxon Mobil Corp. suffered a setback in a climate change case when a federal judge ruled that a consumer protection lawsuit filed by Massachusetts should go back to state court.

U.S. District Judge William G. Young in Boston on Tuesday ordered the litigation back to Suffolk County Superior Court, where Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sued in October. The state accused the energy giant of hiding its early knowledge of climate change from the public and misleading investors about the future financial impact of global warming.

The judge rejected Exxon’s argument that the case should stay in U.S. district court ...

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