D.C. Circuit Judges Seem Skeptical Of Industry Stance In D.C. Climate Case

May 8, 2023
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit appeared highly skeptical during May 8 oral arguments about oil companies’ claim that the district’s climate fraud claims against them belong in federal court and not district court, suggesting the industry might continue to struggle on this key jurisdiction issue. Specifically, the judges said they could not resolve industry’s claims that the case’s jurisdictions should be governed by federal common law, which would allow industry...

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