Exxon Moves New York City’s New Climate Case to Federal Court

June 1, 2021, 3:49 PM

New York City’s latest climate lawsuit is now in federal court after industry lawyers transferred it from state court last week.

Exxon Mobil Corp. bumped the case to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing that the city’s consumer protection claims against oil companies implicate federal common law and belong in federal court.

New York City filed the case in April, accusing Exxon, BP Plc, and other companies of violating a local consumer protection statute by misleading the public about the role of fossil fuels in driving climate change. The lawsuit came just weeks after ...

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