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In First Climate Nuisance Appeal, Judge Appears Skeptical Of City’s Claims

November 25, 2019
An attorney for New York City faced tough questions from a federal appellate judge in the city’s appeal of a district court’s dismissal of its climate nuisance case against major oil companies -- the first of a wave of such cases to be heard by appellate courts and one of just two cases in which lower courts sided with the industry. During Nov. 22 oral arguments, Judge Richard Sullivan, a Trump appointee who is one of the three members of...

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