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In Hearing on Massachusetts’ Exxon Lawsuit, Echoes of Failed New York Case

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A federal district court in Massachusetts remanded Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s lawsuit against ExxonMobil back to state court today after a hearing over the proper jurisdiction for the case. The move reinforced the parallels between Massachusetts’ case and the lawsuit brought by the New York attorney general against ExxonMobil, which failed in court last year.

The Massachusetts attorney general’s office argued in the hearing before Judge William Young today that their case is not about climate change. Instead, the attorney general’s office argued, this case is about whether ExxonMobil was truthful in its statements to consumer and investors.

To see what they said, and what it means for their chances of success, continue reading at EID Climate.

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