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Oil Sector Presses 1st Circuit To Break With Others In Climate Nuisance Suit

September 11, 2020
An oil sector attorney at Sept. 11 oral arguments sought to persuade a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit to break with three other circuit courts and find that Rhode Island’s climate change nuisance suit against the industry belongs in federal court, not state court where it was originally filed. The attorney, Theodore Boutrous, cited a recent ruling by the 7th Circuit he said reinforced the industry’s argument that the instant case, Rhode Island...

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