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New York, Hawaii Join in Support of Connecticut’s Climate Suit

Nov. 15, 2021, 1:56 PM

New York, Hawaii, and a coalition of other states got behind Connecticut’s climate liability lawsuit Friday, outlining why the case should stay out of federal court.

The states joined New York City and the Natural Resources Defense Council in submitting amicus briefs to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where a panel of judges is weighing Exxon Mobil Corp.'s appeal to keep Connecticut’s climate lawsuit out of state court.

“ExxonMobil’s arguments ignore the state-law nature of the claims that Connecticut actually pleaded and instead rely upon rewriting Connecticut’s claims so that ExxonMobil can obtain a forum it ...