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N.Y. Climate Case Against Exxon on Track for Trial After Hearing

Oct. 16, 2019, 9:32 PM

A lawsuit accusing Exxon Mobil Corp. of defrauding investors on the risks the company faces from climate change is set for a courtroom showdown, as scheduled, after a judge Oct. 16 tossed a set of pretrial motions from both sides.

After a 30-minute hearing, Justice Barry Ostrager of the New York Supreme Court for the County of New York denied Exxon lawyers’ challenges to an expert and a witness the state plans to call for trial.

The case, filed in 2018, centers on allegations that Exxon misled investors on the financial impact to the company from climate change and...

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