Baltimore Tells 4th Circ. Climate Suit Should Proceed

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 5:14 PM EDT) -- Chevron and other oil giants shouldn't be able to delay litigating Baltimore's claim that they are liable for climate change-related damages while they fight to keep the case out of state court, city officials have told the Fourth Circuit.

In a brief filed Friday, Baltimore argued that the energy companies can raise only limited arguments as they appeal U.S. District Judge Ellen Lipton Hollander's June decision to send the matter to state court. The city said the remand order shouldn't be stayed by the Fourth Circuit because the companies can't show the "strong likelihood" of success that would warrant a stay....

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