Judges Pose Tough Questions To Both Sides In Baltimore Climate Venue Suit

December 11, 2019
RICHMOND, VA -- Lawyers representing the oil industry and the city of Baltimore drew tough questions from appellate judges weighing the industry’s appeal of a lower court ruling that held the city’s climate nuisance suit belongs in state, not federal, court, with the judges’ questions focusing on “federal officer removal jurisdiction” doctrine. The removal jurisdiction issue is key because if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit accepts industry’s position in Baltimore v. BP PLC, et al. ,...

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