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Oil Giants Lose Latest Request for New Climate Suit Hearing

May 17, 2022, 6:43 PM

Oil giants Exxon Mobil Corp., BP PLC, and others won’t be able to reargue their appeal in Baltimore’s climate liability case, according to an order issued Tuesday.

The companies asked the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an en banc rehearing in BP PLC v. Baltimore, but the panel denied the bid after sending the petition to a full suite of judges.

The decision is the latest blow to the oil companies arguing the Baltimore case—and a thicket of similar climate lawsuits against the industry—belong in federal courts, where the cases are most likely to be struck down ...