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As Climate Suits Keeps Issue Alive, Nuisance Cases Reach Key Venue Rulings

January 6, 2020
Federal appellate courts are expected in the coming months to issue key decisions on whether a raft of climate change nuisance cases filed by state and local governments against major oil companies can be heard under state common law or must be moved to federal courts where they would face an uphill battle, with action poised to keep the issue alive throughout 2020. Several appeals courts will hold oral arguments on the venue fights in the first part of the...

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