Bloomberg Law
March 15, 2022, 4:27 PM

Minnesota’s Claims in Climate Case Appeal Draw Skepticism

Jennifer Hijazi
Jennifer Hijazi

A federal appellate panel on Tuesday honed in on the true source of injury in Minnesota’s climate liability lawsuit against oil industry giants.

Judges Leonard Steven Grasz, David R. Stras, and Jonathan A. Kobes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit spent much of oral arguments parsing out whether global emissions or misinformation were the main crux of injuries in Minnesota v. American Petroleum Institute.

Answering that question is at the heart of a long-running battle over whether climate liability cases belong in federal courts, where industry has a distinct advantage.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison ...

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