NY AG's Office Scolded For 'Judge-Shopping' In Exxon Case

Law360, New York (November 7, 2018, 6:30 PM EST) -- Lawyers for the New York attorney general got a dressing-down from a Manhattan state judge on Wednesday for seeking his recusal in a climate-change securities fraud suit against Exxon Mobil Corp., accusing them of "gamesmanship and judge-shopping" and daring them to appeal his decision.

Justice Barry Ostrager, who owns Exxon stock, began his remarks with a settlement offer, of sorts, saying he was willing to sell his shares by Thursday evening if the AG's office would withdraw its request and waive any claim of conflict. But when he didn't get a straight answer, the judge became visibly angry, calling the AG's...

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